Thursday, July 9, 2009

becoming a man



Conor is 10, ok? he needs to start doing things that make him more, well... manly. I think i have done him an injustice by making him his food while i expect Gillian to make her own. I am WAY too easy on him and i realized that when he started complaining that he was bored and tired. his dad will go out and pour concrete while going through chemo, yet his son sits on the couch and plays games. NOPE no more. he wanted to do chores so he can buy a cool "famas" air soft gun. i just killed 2 birds with one stone. i let him earn money and gave him a way to get what he wants while putting his money in savings. he still picked up dog poop and earned some money, but BUILT the gun with dad out of metal AND mowed the lawn. here's some pics:

3 comments:

West Coast Scrapper said...

I think I'm the opposite...toughter on my son then my daughter...but then again she is only 4...I hope I don't spoil her more...I try not too...but she's so good at being too cute to make her do stuff...lol!

Annie said...

Very impressive!

Kim said...

I like the way you turned that around. You really caught a great moment of him pushing the lawn mower too. Priceless.

I agree with you I think I'm easier on the boys in many ways.

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