My boyfriend has two kids, a 10 year old boy and a 14 year old girl.
This has been interesting for me, to say the least.
The 10 year old is going through something lately where he just wants to be a JERK. He talks back, doesn't want to do anything but play video games...the whole works.
So I decided to start a new family rule, to help us learn to all respect each other.
Whenever someone disrespects someone else, they have to put a dollar in the jar. The douche bag jar. Then, whatever money has been collected will be used for family trips.
I announced this new rule last weekend, to which the 10 year old promptly responded, this is dumb. "You are the only person I know with this rule. And, I know like 300 people."
Good for you. Are you a little dick to those 300 people too?
he accused me of just wanting money. This kid...geez. But I've discovered an unintended benefit of the douche bag jar - next weekend when he's over, I'm putting in a 20 and beating his ass.