My son made me proud once again!

@muscare (3069)
Australia
June 1, 2007 6:44am CST
My wife and I ordered a pizza for tea, and it was at a time that my 4 yr old son was just about passed it, after a tiring day. We went to pick it up, and decided we would have a flavoured milk each. I grabbed a 600ml mocha, and my wife grabbed a 300ml chocolate for herself, and a 300ml strawberry for my son. The problem. He wanted a big one 'like my dad'! When we said no, he half threw the milk carton on the floor and started crying and raising his voice. My wife and I calmly told him that if he continued, he would get nothing at all. He quickly pulled himself together, and decided a small one would be good. Now, there are probably a lot out there would say he didn't deserve a drink after he threw it on the floor, but for an overtired 4 yr old to get himself under control so quickly, it made me very proud of him. What do you think?
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3 responses
• India
3 Jun 07
Your is definately learning to be self contol.good anyone would feel proud if he would understand the way u did.
@muscare (3069)
• Australia
4 Jun 07
Yes, he is such a good learner, and a good listener, and does have very good self control for his age.
@wmaharper (2316)
• United States
1 Jun 07
I agree, I think it's hard sometimes to find that balance between discipline, and knowing when they really need a break. I would be proud too. My almost three year old, def. has his days when he is overtired, and there isn't much we can do about it (as far as squeezing in a nap) on those days, we try to be as patient as possible, and keep him happy. (seeing how it's are own fault that he can't take a nap!) I can't wait until he gets a little older and can deal with it better when he needs to. (:
@muscare (3069)
• Australia
2 Jun 07
Somedays I'd love ny son to have a nap, but firstly, he wouldn't, and secondly, if by chance he did have a nap, then when it was bedtime, he wouldn't be tired and it would take ages to get him off to sleep. In the end I just try to make him have some quiet time during the day.
@selina0625 (1383)
• Philippines
1 Jun 07
Having a kid really entails a lot of patience on the part of the parents. We as parents should know better. These kids are entrusted to us to help them grow to fine men and women someday. You should be proud of your son because at his age he already knows how to control himself and know how to be sensible. Cheers!
@muscare (3069)
• Australia
2 Jun 07
Thanks for your thoughts. My son has actually brought out the best in me, especially when it does come down to patience. I have a lot more of it since he was born, and I think it shows in his behaviour.