Tuesday, August 25, 2009

What I Learned This Week - Drastic Action

Did you know that if you are having problems with a rude, sarcastic, "I know everything you know nothing", attitude driven pre-teen there is something that might work for you...

I reached a breaking point last week, as many of you know. I just couldn't take it anymore, so drastic actions HAD to be taken.

So I did it.
I started acting like the 12 year old.

I was rude.

I was sarcastic.

I didn't listen.

I ignored.

I had the "I know everything" attitude.

I was 12.

IT WORKED...for the most part.

I didn't tell him I was doing this, he never gives us warning when his attitude flares it ugly head.

But we did talk about it after, and he was upset at how I was acting. He didn't like being ignored, me rolling my eyes and mumbling under my breathe (and as Ma would tell you I had this down to an ART FORM people. It is a gift really)

Not only is Hunter treating us better, he is treating himself better.

I hate puberty.

Just saying.

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Shannon (muzbeecrazy.com) said...

Good for you! I am SO not looking forward to the puberty years but I'll have to remember this little lesson of yours!

andi said...

It was amusing to see the look on his face when you treated him like he treated you. He was so confused!

I am glad it worked!

jen@odbt said...

Good to know b/c I'm approaching that stage with my oldest. It's so trying sometimes and hard to be the adult.

Hairline Fracture said...

Smart woman! I will try to remember that in 6 years. ;-)

JanMary said...

My eldest is 11 - I am counting the days!!!

Thanks for sharing :) We mums need to stick together!!

Hillary @ The Other Mama said...

OOH. UGH. Tough call. I like it, though!

Such The Spot said...

Hee hee! A little dose of his own medicine huh? Nice.

Musings of a Housewife said...

LOL! LOL! Good one.

Janel@Dandelion Dayz said...

Oh, great idea!!! I should try this with my 8yo.

Megan said...

Not looking forward to that. At. All. Can't they stay babies forever?

Terra said...

I wonder how that would work on my 9 year old?