This week, I'd scheduled the kids for two different activities. Amelia is in a morning camp where she gets to be with 4 and 5 year old kids doing lots of running around outside, nature walks, frolicking in the playground, outdoor crafts, etc.. She loves to be outside, so it was a total slamdunk. Katie and I are signed up for a 45 minute Abrakadoodle
art class. This was the first art class for Katie and she took to it like a duck in water.
All of the sudden, Amelia started balking about going to camp and started having potty accidents at camp. The counselors let me know that if Amelia had another accident, they'd call me and I'd have to pick her up. We talked to her about it, and she let me know she didn't like camp. Apparently, she thinks that Katie and I are having oodles of fun while she's at camp for 3.5 hours. This morning, Amelia balked on going potty before camp time, so no camp for Amelia today (which means that Katie doesn't get to go to Abrakadoodle today since no non-enrolled siblings are allowed to attend the sessions).
Amelia got all excited once camp time passed, saying that we could do all sorts of fun things today together, like going to the grocery store and getting cookies, playing on the computer together, etc.. Uh-uh! Today is going to be the most boring day ever at home. It'll drive me nuts but I'm not going to reward bad behavior.
This stinks, but I'm not thrilled with her selfish behavior. I've tried talking with her about if something bad happened at camp. As far as I can tell, she just thinks that things are more fun when Katie and I hang out together without her. :( We asked Amelia if she wanted this camp when we signed her up 2 months ago. Now it's being wasted.