yesterday when i picked up Z someone immediately walked over to tell me he had acted up - a kid had gotten out of line & when he attempted to return the Z police refused, pushed & threw dirt at him.
then we talked about how school went, only 1 star (out of 3), so i asked for an explanation - someone took off Z's shoe so Z 'squished' him [i didn't even want clarification for 'squished'].
to top it all off, it was all told with attitude, not an ounce of shame for his behavior.
so i had it.
final straw was laid.
let the beatings begin [from momma & that rarely happens]
so much for positive reinforcement.
[i don't do positive; anyone who knows me knows it's not part of my character & i'm ok with it. i have plenty of fun with my negativity, we're friends who make fun of each other.]
i hope that me doling out the punishment had more of an impact on him than when B does it [at least that's what i'm telling myself].
i ended it with telling him if he does anything to anyone for any reason anywhere he will get more spankings.
there's the line in the sand.