As my children and I journeyed home after school, my 5 year old son wouldn’t stop the noise, and he also kept trying to get his seatbelt off and get out of his seat. I warned him that I would stop the car and get him off. He didn’t like the sound of that and was quiet for a tinily tiny bit.
We got on a quiet road… there he was being very noisy and wouldn’t leave his baby brother alone. True to my words, I stopped the car, got to his door, got him out and I went back into the car. By this time, my son had this look of amazement on his face. It was like a dream. His face moved from “seriously! Mummy!” look to “don’t do this to me mummy” look.
Immediately I got in the car, I asked his older sister to open her door and act like she was pleading with me to get him back in, while going ahead to get him in. As she pleaded (to his hearing), I kept acting like I wouldn’t hear of it and she needed to get back in the car so we could be on our way. Hearing me call his sister back in the car, my son began to cry. Now mummy is serious, she’s really going to leave me here. Some bystanders, understanding what was going on (because I would turn my face away to laugh) began to laugh. At that point I wished I could record the whole thing on video but I didn’t want my son to be out of the car for that long.
Anyway, I let him come back in asking him to thank his sister who pleaded for him. It was just so funny hearing him say his sorry to me and thanking his sister. My tough son! He never suspected it was all a joke. He became really quiet… but not for very long. I had already played the get-you-out-of-the-car card so I just let him.
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