My darling son just broke his bed. The head board and foot board have pegs that lock into the sides, then the metal frame works something like a hollywood frame with a metal disc that slides into slots on the sides of the head board and foot board. He gets told constantly not to jump on his bed. The pegs were separating in the foot board. So today, I hear this resounding crash about 5 minutes after I ask him not to jump on his bed. The dowels broke off. So the footboard is now completely separate from the rest of the frame. So I took the frame out and put the mattress on the floor. He then says to me, with quite the attitude "I don't see how that is going to be any different than before. I still have a mattress." So I took the mattress out of his room too, for the attitude. He broke his bed, shows no remorse, and even kind of thinks the idea of sleeping on a mattress on the floor is cool. What would you do here.
Asked by Anonymous at 6:29 PM on Jun. 15, 2009 in General Parenting
Answer by Mom1Stepmom1 at 6:34 PM on Jun. 15, 2009
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Answer by momjs at 6:36 PM on Jun. 15, 2009
I think you did the right thing & like the PP said make him work to pay for the bed & only then can he have a new bed. But don't buy a brand new one buy a used frame & make him use the same mattress that you have.
Answer by usmom3 at 6:44 PM on Jun. 15, 2009
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