Tad Speaks – honesty edition

There are fights already breaking out over the iPad.

Because we did really get it so Tad could work with certain apps, he really sees it as “his” iPad, no matter how much we say it belongs to the whole family.  The Webmaster found a math app for Ane to work with, so she does have something educational to do on it, not just play around.  And we have rules about the iPad usage – kids are only allowed to use it after school and before dinner (a limited window of time), and on Mom-or-Dad approved special occasions (grown-up meetings, doctor and DMV visits, etc.).  The point was to keep it a tool, not a toy.

However, that doesn’t mean that Tad gives it up gracefully when his turn is done.

A couple of days ago, I told Tad that his turn was over, and that he needed to give the iPad to Ane.

He did, and then I heard an “OW!  MOOOOMMMMM!!!”

“Tad, come here!”  I barked.  He shuffled into the kitchen, head down.  “Did you hit Ane?”

He shook his head.  “No.”

“What did you do, then?”  I asked.

He showed me his open hand.  “I slapped her.”

There was a time-out and an apology.

But at least he’s honest, right?

One Response to “Tad Speaks – honesty edition”

  1. Ressis
    March 15th, 2011 18:48

    Well, not to take sides, but an open hand is a lot better than a fist.