Sunday, June 18, 2006

Creative Parenting

I have a new digital camera that can take video clips. The other day Isaac was throwing a fit, so I pulled out the camera and began taping the tantrum. I thought that I would show it to him so that he could see how unattractive his behavior is during those fits. After he had calmed down I sat down with him to review his actions. I was certain that he would see that the Isaac on the camera was no fun to be around and that we could talk about how much we love the fun, helpful, well-behaved Isaac.

The idea backfired.

I wasn't counting on Isaac being a narcissist and loving to watch himself on the tiny screen. He asked several times to "watch the fit again!" - with a little too much zeal, might I add. It didn't quite work out the way I had hoped, so I deleted the short clip. It would have been cool if it had worked. It didn't...but that would have been cool.


Katie said...

I think that was a great idea. My kids are the same way about watching themselves. Maybe you could film him being a nice boy and let him watch that.

Gwen said...

That is a great idea! Now if only I could catch hiim being nice...