I babysit this little boy in my home, and he is by far the spawn of the devil. I swear it! He bites, pinches, scratches, pulls hair, kicks, punches, slaps, you name it he does it. He screams, and curses up a storm.
He says many curse words, and I teach my children that even though he says curse words, that it doesnt mean my children are allowed to say them. That he may act out, but my children know better... So I thought.
My children and I were spending the day at my mother in laws house, and the kids hadnt takin a nap. I am not making an excuse for my son, but my mother in law says he may have also been sleepy....
Well I was on this swing, and my son wanted to get on it. We were playing around, and he said very calmly, "I went to get on the swing please" I said.. "No wait, I just got on it, give me at least a minute" Of course I was just teasing him, and he says to me, still very calm "Let me get on the swing...." wait for it!! "bitch" My mouth dropped! I said "what did you just say??" He looked at me right after he said it and said "oh nevermind! I didnt say anything.. I didnt mean to!!" I grabbed him by the arm and put his butt in time out.
I got all of our things and went straight home. I made him brush his teeth and go to bed 30 minutes before his brother. He fell straight to sleep. The next morning I asked him what he did wrong, and he knew what he did.. he said a bad word.
I am so very sad, I cried. I didnt want my son picking up these nasty habits, I wanted to protect him! I know he will go to school one day, and it will be worse, but still, my baby is my baby....
I think his punishment was good enough. He apologized, and hasnt said a bad word since!
The little boys mother wants me to use pepper in his mouth when he curses, but sorry, time out works, I will NOT do what she asks me to do. I refuse. He is NOT my child...
Asked by Anonymous at 9:31 AM on Mar. 18, 2011 in General Parenting
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