Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Bishop Hill, Illinois
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My son just turned 7 and this has been going on for months. I am reaching the end of my rope. I can ignore the random stuff (mom, why are we having a brownie for dinner? it is a piece of roast on his plate) That kind of stuff I just ignore. I pretend I didn't hear. Usually works pretty well, although his siblings are annoyed too and I have a hard time getting them to ignore it.
The real big problem happens when I am asking him to do something. For example, I ask him to pick up anything. The object may be 2 feet in front of him and I am pointing at it. He will say, "where are my shoes, I don't see them," and proceed to wander around for several minutes until he "discovers" his sneakers. All this is fine and I let him play out his drama unless we need to be somewhere. If we are in a hurry, I can't wait 5 minutes or longer for this one step.
He does this with everything. I should be able to come up with an infinite amount of examples but my mind is going blank. It happens so many times a day....every day. Perhaps, a huge number of examples is not needed. Same story, different details. Can anyone commiserate? Any ideas on how I can make this stop before I lose what's left of my mind?
Baker's Wife and Catholic Unschooling Mama to Simeon (12), James (10), Amos (7) and Annie (5) and Jonah (3)