Friday, July 07, 2017
*Yeah, this happened because the lad refused to try on shorts when asked to do so. I vaguely remember advising him what was at stake - a summer without the iPad - and when his reply was basically a metaphorical middle finger in my direction, the words, "okay" came rushing out of my mouth and figuratively smacked him across the face, "O.K." And because I have yet to find a way to cleverly allow him to earn back his privileges without him effectively "winning" against me, well, he goes without. So, yes, kind of a monster but still...one can hardly say he's being permanently damaged because he has to spend time interacting with his friends, outside, while eating ice cream, right?