Yesterday was Madison's and Ally's last day of school. Because they completed the run/walk challenge at school this year (going at least 15 miles during the year--but they both completed over 50 miles) they were given free passes to a bounce house. This particular bounce house is also closing next week so we needed to use their passes sooner than later. What is better than to celebrate the last day of school?
The last time we were there is was really quiet and clean, but this time I walked in and it's super busy and smelled like stinky feet. Ick! Oh, well. I only had to pay for two and we won't be coming come back. The kids had a great time and since I couldn't go on the toys, Madison and Ally were really good about helping Matthew and making sure he was okay.
I had already told the girls we would be leaving in 10 minutes and Charlie called so I talked to him for a couple minutes. While I was on the phone, an Asian women walks up to me and said that Matthew pinched her little boy's neck. While she's telling me this I watch Madison and Matthew go into a play house and I'm not about to go after them. I told her how sorry I was he did that and I thought that she'd drop it. Oh, no. She wanted me to go have Matthew say I'm sorry to her son. I told her that he doesn't talk and that I'm really sorry again. She finally left after a couple more minutes.
I finished up my conversation with Charlie and told the girls we needed to go and as I'm getting Matthew's shoes she comes up to me again. I see her coming toward me and I am thinking, "Good grief, she's not letting it go!" She came up to me and told me that I need to teach him to say I'm sorry and to not pinch and I told her that we are trying to teach him lots of things. I also told her that I was sorry again. She is still going on and on and nicely said, "It's fine." She keeps talking and I'm not in the mood, so I turned to her and growled, "It's fine!" in my mean voice. I think that I got her attention because she looked startled and walked away.
What good is it going to do for me to discipline Matthew 10 minutes after he does something? It won't make any sense to him because he has moved on. When we got in the car I asked Madison and Ally if they saw Matthew pinch the boy and Ally did. She said that Matthew hardly touched him.