Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Time Management Skills Of An Eight Year Old

Sometimes I think that The Boy has poor time management skills. On the night that he has to go to taekwondo you have to constantly remind him to eat his tea, brush his teeth, get changed and go to the toilet. It's a battle that appears unwinnable as he always does his thing. I can't imagine how difficult he is to deal with in the morning getting ready for school and luckily I'm not the one who has to deal with that hair-pulling exercise.

Then I got to thinking. Maybe he's got it all worked out. His timing appears to be perfect so that we still get him to where he has to go but he never has to get anything done that he doesn't want to beforehand. He's the master of finding something to talk about whilst eating his tea which really slows him down. Sometimes I wonder if he is my son as he has a dislike of eating. It takes up too much of his time and there are so many other things that he would rather be doing. If you want him to do something he finds other things to do, like going to the toilet or showing you what he did at school and the like.

Yep, I think he's got it all worked out and has the best time management skills out of the lot of us.

8 comments:

Susan Ham said...

Yep, he seems to have you two well trained as well. Parenting patterns seems to be ingrained in all of us. You just need to weed out the unproductive ones.

James said...

Don't let it worry you too much, Hammy. It doesn't get any better as they get older either.

Joe said...

Yes, he clearly embraces the adage that the journey itself is the reward.

Anonymous said...

That boy is smart. He manages his time to do what he enjoys most. He will mature but, it will take time. Just remember he is not you yet Hammy is still a little boy. Time will change him. Have fun. Annette

Hammy said...

He doesn't appear to be any different to me. Now that's a scary thought.

Anonymous said...

Only time will tell. Annette

Anonymous said...

Can he manage his money??? That is most important right??

Hammy said...

He manages not to spend it at all. Money management is very good. But he does have a great teacher, after all. And modest too.