I just had this conversation with my precious 6yr old son:

Me (as son somes in the room): Hey, son.

Son (as he walks over to the dresser and starts rummaging through our papers): Hey.

Me: What are you doing?

Son: Nothing. (As he continues rummaging through the papers on my desk...obviously looking for something.)

Me: What are you doing?

Son: Nothing. (Still rummaging.)

Me: Are you looking for something? Can I help you?

Son: Um...nevermind.

Me: Are you sure?

Son: Yes. I'm not supposed to have it. (And he then walks out of the room to go do something else.)

I have mixed emotions here. I'm glad he realized he wasn't supposed to have whatever it was he was looking for, but he was looking for it in the first place...KNOWING he wasn't supposed to have it...and only stopped when he got caught.

On the other hand, this is the child that tends to assume he's not supposed to do a LOT of things that he could do. I have no idea why. He just makes up rules for himself.

I guess that could be good when he's a teenager.


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