As much as I wanted to skip town and head to Fiji and drag a few of you along with me...it wouldn't be prudent. My problem with the boy would be waiting on me when I got home. Better to face this one head one...
We're gonna come down pretty hard on the kid. If this was a one time thing...it wouldn't be HUGE. But, this disrespect is something we've seen before and have see A LOT of lately. We're turning his world upside down.
The way The One and I see it...kids don't have "the right" to all the extras. Obviously, they deserve love, food, clothing, shelter, a safe home, and discipline. But, the extras...rooms full of toys, games, radios, posters, bikes, freedom to play as they please, etc...those are all things that they should earn. We've only had to strip the kids of all privileges a couple of times in the past, and it usually gets their attention.
So, The One Who May Never Again See the Light of Day lost all of his privileges. And I mean ALL his privileges. He can't wear what he wants to school...he can't sit in the front seat of the car...no TV...no video games...all the crap in his room (all his electronics, decorations...everything) is boxed up and put away...completely stripped of everything but the necessities.
I thought your ideas about embarrassing the kid were brilliant. I got to thinking about it and thought it would only be fair. He has been so rude and disrespectful that he has publicly embarrassed us. An eye for an eye, right.
I'm thinking about making him wear this sign on his back for at least a few days.
What do ya'll think?