As of late, Jake has really been testing his limits with backtalk. And, as with most kids who recently came home from a stay with the grandparents, it’s been more obvious than normal lately. But today seemed to be different. Today, Jake started the day with a fantastic outlook and was eager to help me with chores. I was pretty amazed.
We decided to go out disc golfing as a family today. Being that Jacob was being such a sweet kiddo, (as was Ben, though his involvement with this particular story is minimal…) Ryan decided that he would stop and get a few treats for the family. He found some chocolate donuts that the kids were eager to scarf down.
After a few moments of chewing his donut, Jake asked Ryan for a drink of his Gatorade. Ryan declined citing that Jake likes to leave floaties.
Jake’s response: “Dad! It’s CHOCOLATE DONUT! It should taste GOOD!” (and then proceeded to roll his eyes, ‘as if!’.
All in all though, Jake did a great job on the course and an even better job turning his attitude around.