But this entire week he has been late for school because he refuses to get ready. He's awake, but he won't get up, get dressed, or eat breakfast. He just refuses but won't say why. This morning he kept laughing at me. I tried to dress him, to force him, but he is too big and he literally fought me. He was an hour late for school with no breakfast because he kept kicking and hitting me. I finally dragged him to the car in a shirt and underwear, and got him to put his pants and shoes on in the school parking lot.
I nearly lost my temper this morning and came very close to spanking him. I don't believe in spanking. I've only done it once, when he was about 5 and I lost my temper. I apologized to him and told him I would never hit him again. But this morning I was just about that upset with him again.
Its not just today, he has been like this all week. Yesterday afternoon I took him to the county fair. He was ready to go home after he went on rides, but I wanted to see the livestock. He started kicking and hitting me then, right in public at the fair, because he wanted to go home.
Its been years since he has acted this badly, and he won't tell me what is wrong. I'm so fed up with him I don't even want to pick him up from school this afternoon because I can't deal with him.