A certain child of mine has been caught twice this week closing his door after lights out and reading for two hours despite being told it was time to sleep. We absolutely support reading, but not being sneaky, so, I asked him to write sentences about why sneakiness was a bad choice.
When he handed the paper to me, it was all I could do to stifle my giggles. His last two answers completely crack me up--but, wow, they are full of truth. I wonder if there is a 12 step program for this?
I especially appreciate his grasp of vocabulary and
sentence structure. (An upside to all that sneaky reading, I suppose.)
Eight year olds are awesome.
P.S. Watched an awesome video message on parenting yesterday by Andy & Sandra Stanley. Chock full of terrific nuggets of truth & perspective! (Make sure to select part #5--orange boxes on the bottom left under the video player at the link)