Life Isn't Fair (But You Don't Have to Rub It In)


My son Alex got in trouble for punching his younger brother in the head yesterday, and I am partly to blame-- Ian was telling us about his day at school, and he mentioned that his class had some sort of party and he got to eat M&M's and this really pissed his older brother off-- Alex immediately wanted some M&M's . . . because it wasn't fair that Ian got M&M's and he didn't get any-- but we didn't have any M&M's (and even if we did have some, I wouldn't have given him any because his logic was ridiculous, which I tried to explain-- the fact that occasionally his class had parties and got treats and that Ian's class did not get . . . but he wasn't buying it) and so, since he wouldn't listen to reason, I decided to taunt Alex a bit, and so I said to Ian, "I love M&M's! I'll bet those M&M's were really good, and it's nice to get some M&M's at school," and Ian agreed with me . . . but all this M&M talk was more than Alex could handle, so he popped Ian right in the forehead and then got sent upstairs-- but I should have been sent upstairs as well, as I exacerbated the situation.

5 comments:

Igor said...

The Conrad Dobler Effect. Different than the Lloyd Dobler Effect.

Melanie said...

My dad taunted me in that way my whole live. He claimed he was making me tougher. Alex did seem pretty tough with is punch. Maybe you should be more proud.

zman said...

M&M's are from Canada?

Dave said...

i never pictured your dad as a taunter! maybe that's why you're so sarcastic . . .

and i'm going to have to look up conrad dobler.

Dave said...

conrad dobler: football's dirties player.

dave: parenthood's dirtiest dad.

A New Sentence Every Day, Hand Crafted from the Finest Corinthian Leather.