A mixed bag



Thus far, today has been a mixed bag. The boys wanted to do yard work but Gavin decided he’d rather clean the bathroom, which is fine. I don’t leave the boys outside alone for several reasons, all related to safety.

Everyone did great and now I need to get some work done on my end. I have two ads for the podcast to record.

I say a mixed bag because Gavin has this habit of breaking things that don’t belong to him. He doesn’t do it on purpose. He just lacks awareness of certain things and that leads to more frequent accidents.

Today he broke my electric razor. He says he doesn’t know how it happened and that it just rolled off the counter and hit the floor. The razor isn’t round and therefore does not roll. What likely happened is that me moved it too close to the edge of the counter and accidentally bumped it, knocking to the floor.

Gavin has this habit of always putting things on the edge of the table, desk, mantel or in this case, counter top. It’s always been a problem, especially with drinks because he then knocks them over.

Anyway, there’s no way it happened the way he says it did but that doesn’t mean he’s lying and that it wasn’t still an accident. It’s frustrating because I want him to recognize what’s actually happening so we can prevent these little mishaps from occurring.

Unfortunately, he sticks to what he believes happened and won’t see it any other way.

Gavin lacks a great deal of awareness, especially when it comes to his surroundings. He bumps into things all the time and doesn’t realize it. He will adamantly deny doing it because he truly doesn’t know that he did it. It’s always an accident and it can be witnessed by multiple people and he’ll deny it.

It’s frustrating because I can’t get him to recognize what he’s doing so that we can adjust the behavior and prevent it from happening.

Anyway, now I need to oder a new electric razor today and it didn’t need to happen. This is 100% avoidable, at least most of the time. On the bright side, it’s better that he breaks my things and not his brothers stuff. That wouldn’t go over very well.

All in all, I can’t complain because I’ve got great kids and these are not big picture issues. ☺

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