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Throwing Himself Towards The Ground(ing)

| HI, USA | Bad Behavior, Family & Kids

(I am talking to a mom about a purchase for her son.)

Me: “Oh, and he’s getting the [Brand] set today?”

Mom: “Yeah, but we’re not sure he’s really mature enough. He’s five and—”

Son: “MOM! LOOK AT ME MOM! MOM! MOM!”

(We both turn to find her son perched above of a bin of LEGO blocks that kids can play with.)

Mom: “Oh no…”

Son: “I’M KING OF THE WORLD!”

(The son tears off his clothes and dives into the LEGOs.)

Mom: *to me* “I’m sorry. Oh I’m so sorry!”

(The mother pulls her son out of a very shallow bin and he begins crying.)

Son: “Mom, being king sucks! I wanna be queen instead!”

Mom: “Right now, all you are is grounded!”