The other day my son was building this tower out of his crayons, glue sticks and stampers.
I came into the room and did one of my fake cries and “nobody likes me” silly acts.
I do this act from time to time with all my kids.
Works like a charm to get my kids to confess their undying love for me.
( maybe I’m slighty exaggerating here )
But on this day my 6 year old was not to be charmed.
“Behave!” he told me.
After wards, I thought about how many times he must hear that in his day.
When you have a child with ADHD, you tend to over use certain words to express your frustration.
I realized after having this word thrown at me in my teasing moment with my son that it wasn’t probably the best way to express myself.
Or in the case of my son…what he really meant was that he was in the middle of something and could I come back later.
I think after this incident I will just remove “behave” from my vocabulary.
I’m probably not going to give up my fake cry or silly act anytime soon.
I can though, be respectful of my son and his need for quiet time and teach him to do the same for others.