Not again… ARGH!

For the second time in just over a year, Zack has got so angry with a game that he’s thrown a bloody remote at the tv, causing it to break. It is, quite frankly, fecked.

Can you all say “ARRRRRRGHHHHH” with me?

The old tv from upstairs has been brought down, twiddled with, and it’ll do for now.

The Wii has been unplugged and stored away for an indefinite period of time.

Most likely till the summer holidays start in about 6 weeks.

I’ve told Zack that the money I was saving for him to have a birthday party and to get him a bike will now be going on a new tv.

Some may think that’s a bit harsh, but I think he really needs a *BIG* punishment for this one.

I mean… once… ok, it’s an accident.

Twice? That’s just Not On.

So in my frustration, I worked on a journal page…

I like to think of this as my Angry Phase.

This would be the ugly stage...

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  1. May 29, 2011 / 8:15 pm

    Tell him he’s not allowed to do that until he’s as rich as Elvis! 🙂

  2. May 29, 2011 / 8:17 pm

    Good for you, I say. They’re never too small to learn that actions have consequences. Good journal page, btw, nice use of color! 🙂

  3. May 29, 2011 / 8:28 pm

    I’m with you- we did the same thing last year when the girls destroyed their room drawing on stuff they didn’t get the swing we had promised them for their birthdays. We felt a bit guilty at first but they remember it and it makes them think again about doing something really, really naughty.

  4. May 29, 2011 / 9:37 pm

    Oh hugs.

    Putting the Wii away until he learns how to control his temper sounds like a good idea.

  5. May 30, 2011 / 9:36 am

    I don’t even think he’d know who Elvis was! >_< #badmother ;)

  6. May 30, 2011 / 9:37 am

    And *that* is exactly why I’m gonna stick to my guns on this one! I will get him a wee something for his birthday, but nothing major. Still can’t believe he did it! >_<

  7. May 30, 2011 / 9:38 am

    Thanks hon, and yeah… he’s not getting *any* games for at least a month. Even then, the Wii will probably stay away for longer.

  8. May 30, 2011 / 3:27 pm

    First of all Marylin {{{hugs}}} X
    Also….it’s a good interpretation of anger I REALLY see it.
    Isn’t art just GREAT for letting it all out.
    Well so is writing and poetry and music, playing my guitar and talking NONSTOP to anyone with patience enough to listen.
    There is not that many that get me, so sometimes I just talk to the wall, or video myself having a babble…LOL At least I can tell when I’m talking a load of crap then…LMHO
    Oh the joy of being an Aspie and having Aspie kids.
    Thank God for the internet and blogging.
    Love and hugs.
    Lisa. xx 🙂

  9. May 30, 2011 / 4:46 pm

    I don’t think you’ve been harsh. Like you said, once is an accident – twice though, that’s just not on and he needs to know that.

  10. May 30, 2011 / 5:42 pm

    Thanks Sally… I’ll definitely see about getting one! x

  11. May 30, 2011 / 5:44 pm

    Thank god indeed! 🙂 xx

  12. May 30, 2011 / 5:44 pm

    Exactly. Which is why I’m *so* fuming about it. >_<

  13. May 31, 2011 / 12:20 am

    Ahh, that kind of thing happens here as lot as well. I make mine buy the replacement. They don’t understand it fully yet, but as they grow up the do. And when brothers get to buy things with their money, and he is always having to use his to pay things back, its hard on him, but he has to learn to control the temper somehow.

    Is difficult to call it, but I soooo know how it feels.


  14. May 31, 2011 / 5:23 pm

    At least it’s not just me!

    If it were Max who had done it, I could understand, but Zack… he damn well knows better! >_<

  15. June 3, 2011 / 12:14 am

    Yeah I was *so* beyond angry when I did this! Felt so much better once I’d got it all out. 🙂
    YAY for EoAJ, can’t wait to start! 😀

  16. June 3, 2011 / 12:27 am

    This page projects anger. I’m wonder if the little dark shape in the upper right represents the tv?
    Oh, and I used to tell mine I’d ground them till they were old enough to collect social security. 😉
    Nice to see you at the Elements of Art Journaling group!!

  17. June 3, 2011 / 10:45 pm

    Well your angry certainly comes through in the journal!
    I don’t think the punishment is too harsh, I think it’s right. It teaches that money doesn’t come from nowhere and if you break something it has to be replaced.

  18. June 4, 2011 / 12:32 am

    It’s getting harder to stick to it with the no games etc. He’s allowed to play on the DS for a certain amount of time during the weekend, if only so the pup and I can get some peace! lol But if he even begins to sound annoyed with it it’s taken away again.
    His birthday present will be getting the Wii back to play again, and possibly a game for it. lol 😉

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