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6 June 2016 - Photo Finish

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1 6 June 2016 - Photo Finish on Sun Jun 05, 2016 5:20 pm

Jack


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Now that summer's started, your 12-year old son, Mike, wants to meet some friends at the comic store to play their card games. It opens at 10am, and he and his friends are planning to bike up there, have lunch at the burger place across the street, and he promises to be home by 5pm, like he's supposed to. You tell him that's fine, as long as he takes care of all his chores before he departs.

He promises.

Chores have been kind of a problem with Mike in the past, and you tend to be fairly strict about him getting them all done, on time and properly - but you're not a total jerk about it.

When you come home, you quickly find Mike like this.


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"Oh, I did 'em all before I left, Dad. I just forgot this one."

Does he get a pass, a lecture, a sore bottom, or something else?


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2 Re: 6 June 2016 - Photo Finish on Sun Jun 05, 2016 5:22 pm

AFinch


Sherrif
If everything else was done, he gets a pass. He IS doing this chore, which he claimed to have forgotten, and he's doing it without having been caught not having it done.

3 Re: 6 June 2016 - Photo Finish on Sun Jun 05, 2016 6:09 pm

David M. Katz


Marshall
I agree. If everything else is truly done then he gets a pass.


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4 Re: 6 June 2016 - Photo Finish on Mon Jun 06, 2016 2:40 am

MemoryMan


Sherrif
No punishment, no censure.

Since he got on with with finishing up as soon as he got home I suspect that "forgot" is a euphemism for "didn't have time before I went" ---- but so what?

Adults arrange their non-time critical chores to suit their convenience and since Mike appears to be starting to show some responsibility he too should be afforded this freedom.

He may need some initial timetabling guidance but time management is an important life skill to be learned.



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5 Re: 6 June 2016 - Photo Finish on Mon Jun 06, 2016 3:00 am

squarecutter


Sherrif
I will be checking on his other chores and if all seems ok I will let this one go. If he's lied though...

6 Re: 6 June 2016 - Photo Finish on Mon Jun 06, 2016 3:12 am

ivor


Marshall
MM says it for me.

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7 Re: 6 June 2016 - Photo Finish on Mon Jun 06, 2016 4:14 am

Jack


Admin
I read this about the same way MM did, except I assume that he just played around for a while, put off starting things, then didn't have time to finish before time to leave.

I do agree that no punishment is needed, but I am going to point out to him that this is the reason he should always try to get things done correctly and on time. That way, when you do forget something, make a mistake, or just run short on time, people understand it's an exception, and they don't get upset about it.


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8 Re: 6 June 2016 - Photo Finish on Mon Jun 06, 2016 7:40 am

Pi Beta


Deputy
He's not very wordly wise - he should have told me that he dropped someting when he got back in so was having to redo the floor!

No spanking, thjough - I don't really want to encourage him to lie!

9 Re: 6 June 2016 - Photo Finish on Mon Jun 06, 2016 8:10 am

Kat


Editor Extraordinaire
I agree with Kier.

Kat

10 Re: 6 June 2016 - Photo Finish on Mon Jun 06, 2016 11:19 am

Emlyn Morgan


Trailboss
If you carpet all your floors you don't get this problem.

Anyway, I'm going to whack that boy.

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