So the other day we (the children and I) were in the van getting ready to go somewhere. I forget exactly where, but obviously it was somewhere they needed to show their manners. So I reminded them of this, saying “You will need to behave, or we won’t be able to stay”. Our son, in his very dramatic, 5-year-old way immediately said, in a rather exasperated manner, “I hate behaving!”
Apparently it is a very boring way to be. This boy of ours doesn’t appreciate boredom very much.
I should also add that he is a pretty well-behaved boy. He has his moments, Regan does, but he is average for his age. But being TOLD to behave, well, that’s a whole other ball game.