Tuesday, 14 April 2009

Jumping to Conclusions

Our new 9 year old has been a joy. He's had a little problem in the truth telling area but over all, you couldn't ask for a sweeter boy. Which made the situation today almost unbelievable.

The boys in the neighborhood were riding bikes up and down the road, yelling at each other claiming that they and they alone were the fastest...biggest...best...bike rider, ever, in the entire universe.
One kid from 2 doors down came running to our door with the our 9 year old in hot pursuit. There appeared to be a problem as evidenced by the "I'm going to kill you look on both boys face. The neighbor kid informed me that, "He said the S.H. word to me!"

I was shocked! I knew he had come from a home where words like that were more common than courtesies, but it wasn't like him to use bad language. Great...stop what I was doing to deal with this! He started crying and I told him how dissapointed I was in him for cussing. I told him that it was so hurtful to others, etc... He kept saying that he didn't cuss. I then had to talk to him about the lying issue. Why did he have to make it so hard! He kept insisting that he wasn't lying. I'm at my wits end with this boy and suggested we go talk to the offended party. I asked the boy what exactly happened. He told me the story and concluded, ".....and then he said the S.H. word - Shut Up."
Oh. Well. There you go. And don't say shut up anymore either.

6 comments:

Perri said...

Too funny. Could have been worse :)

Luke said...

A very good reminder to try to get all the facts first... even if the conclusion is roughly the same [smile].

~Luke

Samantha said...

That reminds me of yesterday! Lacy prayed for our dinner, then at the end, added "...and fish taste funny!"
I went OFF on her for being disrespectful while praying to GOD!
I said," Why did you say 'and fish taste funny'???
She cried, "I didn't! I said I hope this dish tastes Yummy!"

So there you go! Another reason to get all the facts first!

Fifi said...

Haha ..... S.H.ame on you mother !!! No i am totally joking ! That was funny!

Emily said...

hahahahaha. Poor kid. Scared him to death.

KarenW said...

Aww! Poor little guy.