Tuesday, March 24, 2009

The boy who cried wolf

The boy who cried wolf is aka Ethan! Except for he has cried throw up! My child is 4 1/2 and has learned to lie and say he is sick. Now saturday he was really sick. He had a a fever and slept most of the day. For the most part sunday, if he didn't feel good we belived him. Then we started noticing when there was something he didn't want to do he said he had to throw up. By sunday evening before bath which he didn't want to do he had to throw up. He would stand there above the toilet and try to force it out. I talked to him and let him know if he does'nt have to throw up then don't. Monday came and he ended up going to school. We just went in a little late. When i asked his teachers how he felt they said he was fine and played all day. He then told me at that time he needed to throw up. I kinda ignored the comment and we left to come home. All day yesterday when i would get onto him he immediatly said he had to throw up! When we left t-ball he didn't want to leave so he claimed he had to throw up! I tried talking to him before bed and lieing and trust. That mommy and daddy aren't going to belive him next time he is sick. So he got out of bed several time claiming to need to throw up. Alex watched him and then talked to him again that he is not to make himself throw up. Its something your body does when it needs to. Needless to say, he got me out of bed about 4 times before midnight. I guess he was restless from a late t-ball practice. Two times he claimed throw up. So we talked again this morning. He said he wouldn't do it anymore. I tried to explain it in 4 year old terms. Easiest i could come up with was we didn't belive what he told us so when/if Brooke hits him and he tells us, we might not put her in time out since he has been telling us stories. He said he would stop........but who knows!

I just can't belive a 4, he is already telling stories of being sick!LOL. I didn't expect it until late elemntary. Kids are to grown up now.