My son, my oldest son? He has been "sneaking out". Grabbing his coat and backback and making a run for it as soon as my back is turned.
I can hear the sighs and groans now. The support. The ideas for disciplining him. Hockey time? Youth events? Wii privileges? Gone. Gone. Gone.
Except? Things aren't quite that easy.
Our dilemma ... my dear son has been leaving the house in the mornings right after I leave for work. Earlier than he is supposed to be leaving. Not by much, but still against the boundaries we had set up so that Son #3 wouldn't be left at home alone.
Where is he going, this sneaky son of mine?
SCHOOL. Yes, school.
The idea of disciplining a child for going to school EARLY? I suppose there are bigger parenting issues in the world.
Still, he looked as guilty as sin when I returned home unexpectedly this morning and found him sprinting down the sidewalk a block from the house a good 10 minutes before he is supposed to leave. ( NOTE: SERIOUSLY when someone makes a nylon that doesn't run within 15 feet of my front door I will enjoy wearing skirts. Until them, I will resent dress code with a passion!)
He THINKS he is in trouble. I made it seem like we would be "chatting" when I got home from work tonight.
Is it bad that I am laughing at him behind his back?