Every night at dinner, Brian asks the kids what their favorite part of the day was (since he gets home so late, dinner is really the first chance he gets to talk to them in the evening) Jake's usual response to this question is gym, recess, or lunch. However, when Brian asked him one day last week, we were met with a brief moment of silence, followed by some shifting around in his chair, followed by this:
Jake: um....not getting on a warning space.
Me: Oh. Were you on a warning space yesterday?
Jake: Yes, it was my first time on a warning space. Only one time!
Me: Ok. Well, let's talk about it...what happened that you found yourself on the warning space?
Jake: I was talking in class. I told on myself.
Me: What do you mean?
Jake: Well, my teacher was trying to tell us something and I was talking, but she couldn't see me. Giovanni gets on a warning space a lot for talking, and she thought it was him. She was going to move him to a warning, but he wasn't talking...it was me! So I raised my hand, and I told her that it was me and not him.
Brian looked at me at that point and just shrugged his shoulders, probably thinking the same thing as me....what do you say to that? Do I even need to discuss the fact that he was talking, when really, I was just proud that he confessed to something that he did, rather than letting his friend take the fall?
The subject quickly changed at the table as the natives grew restless, wanting more food, more milk, or whatever the case was that night. Brian and I talked about it while we were cleaning up the kitchen, and as we were tucking him in that night, we talked about both things to him.
It's funny the things that you find you're most proud of as a parent.