Sometimes I dont know whether I should be laughing or crying? Some of my friends think it is funny, but I dont think so.
My son, N, who will be turning 8 next month, has been driving me up the wall and round the bend. I just cant get him to do anything. There will be excuses all the time. There will always a reason. I have hiccups, I am thirsty, I need to poo, I am tired, I am itching, I need a snack, I need to check my e-mail, I need to tell Grandma something. The list is endless. All this just to delay doing homework - even if it will only take him 10 minutes to finish his homework. He would rather fight with me over the doing of homework for more than an hour when it can be done in less than half the time. I keep telling him to just finish it and then you are free to do whatever you want. But - irritating and fighting with mum is more fun, I guess. Including getting a stroke of the cane.
Recently, he has picked up this disgusting habit of burping intentionally. No amount of reasoning and explaining will keep him from doing it. He thinks it is funny. He even keeps count of the number of burps, and the record so far is two hundred and something in a day. He even asks me what song I like, he can burp to that tune!! The worst part is, Little D, who finds it so amusing, is trying to pick it up! AND, I have to put up with it.
Another thing which my friends find SO funny is the songs that he teaches Little D. He mangles the song up, or makes up his own words and teaches them to Little D. Poor Girl, in all her innocence, is learning them and singing them so proudly, whilst I cringe. When I tell her Big Brother has taught her the wrong words, she says: "NO! It is correct." One such song is: Head and Shoulders, Knees and Toes. The version he has taught her is : "Head and Shoulders, Dig your nose". And Little D does it with all the actions too!
Would you be laughing if you were in my shoes? Tell me: Should I laugh or cry??