my many mistakes
EVERYTHING you say can and WILL be used against you.
SS9 repeats everything I say and do to Darth Vader.
Maybe I'm old school, but when an adult speaks to you, you answer directly and with an appropriate tone of voice. You also say please and thank you, where appropriate (and really more often than necessary).
This morning, on the way to school, I asked SS9 a question about something pertinent...something that needed to be answered right then. I had to ask him twice to speak up from the backseat of the car (with no radio on, even).
Then I handed him his drink and hashbrowns from the drive-thru before we pulled away. I waited an appropriate amount of time, and said, you could say thank you.
He looked at me with this look of disbelief, but I already said thank you.
Him and I have a discussion at least twice a week about speaking up. I'm not hard of hearing. He mumbles and doesn't talk directly to people, all.the.time.
Anyway, so I got on to him, not harshly, just the come on SS9, you need to speak up so people don't have to strain to hear you, etc.
And then I just got mad. I remembered how he "tattles" on me and told his mom I'm mean. So I asked, so do you think I'm being mean right now? Because I'd rather you let me know, instead of going behind my back to your mom.
yup. this one's going to come back to haunt me.
why can't I just keep my mouth shut? Just let him be who he's going to be? He's not MY son right?