My perfect-ish plan
So today I enrolled SS in a week of half-day soccer camp.
I did this knowing that when I tell him this afternoon he might bitch, because he wanted to do t-ball.
I TRIED to get him into t-ball, and even enrolled him in a weekend camp for t-ball, but it was cancelled due to lack of participation.
So I put him in soccer.
Tonight, I'm thinking he'll bitch. I'm thinking I may bribe him to try and have a good time. I may look at him and say "Listen SS, if you TRY to have a good time at this camp, and behave yourself, do you know what I'll do? I'll put you in ZOO camp. Yeah that's right, I said it. ZOO camp. Which means you get to spend every day of an entire week at your FAVORITE PLACE EVER."
Hopefully he'll buy it.
I have him in zoo camp anyway, but getting this kid to make the best of anything at all ever has proved to be a pain in the ass, which I hear is normal with 5-year-olds.
If I'm really lucky, he won't even bitch.