doing my trying-to-be daily chores, my six year old grabs the spray bottle of vinegar and sprays down the TV stand. He grabs a paper towel to start dusting, turns to me with a big grin and says “Vinegar is the best!” Yes, my son.
And then. He is doing his printing worksheets and asks me to set the timer. for 20 minutes. and then he sits still for a whole 20 minutes doing his work. I gave him 10 minutes, and then he asked for more worksheets. This is amazing; at the end of the school year last year, we (me and his teachers) couldn’t get this kid to sit still for 10 minutes.
My unfucking has led to my son forming good habits. which will make his school year easier. which will make my life easier. This is an unintentional benefit to me trying to get my shit together, but it’s awesome.
Come to the dark side. We have vinegar. And cookies. But not together.