My RADish was sabbotaging herself.
She expired her three days of lovely. Now we begin the 15 day escalation to full on rage.
She started it at 7:25 am screaming and waking up the whole house, "I have to use the restroom!" (she knows that unless it's a school day, we stay in our room until 8:00 and she can't escape unknowingly because it'll trigger the alarm.)
you might argue that the child should be allowed the natural, humane right to urinate. Except that she was able to hold her pee until 8:00. And she wasn't running to the toilet. More like sauntering nonchalantly. Dead ringer for how can I make everyone miserable?
Then the lying.
Followed by the manipulations.
And the bargaining that she'd do what we wanted when we did what SHE wanted.
then the screaming.
Oh, the screaming.
Aspie Boy came in from outdoors. "MOM! You can hear her all the way outside!"
Which made Sissy scream louder.
This after last night's rousing and excited discussion with Sissy that she was just one day of good behaviors away from getting a "green level" status for the week.
And that was where I went wrong.
In what universe is it BAD for a parent to encourage and cheer on a child toward success and a prize?
In the RAD universe.
Silly me, I thought I was on planet Earth last night. I was laboring under the delusion that our celestial sphere orbits the SUN and not Sissy. She gave me a rousing reminder. My ears are still ringing.