Ryan continued by saying that life was much harder than being asked to eat a vegetable salad and he told Finley to try digging a hole outside for the new trees we got. Now that's hard work.
Finley, not to be outdone said, "Ok. I want to dig the hole instead. That's not hard at all." So he went and did just that ... all in the pouring rain.
Did he dig a hole? ... Not really.
Did he get soaking wet? ... Yes!
Did he think it was fun? ... Totally - and he went out the next day after school to continue digging the hole.
Did he get out of eating his bell pepper salad? ... No way Jose. After he came back in and dried off, I told him to sit down and eat the salad. He did so, but not happily.
Berlin now seems to think that digging holes is the best punishment ever and asked for the same punishment later that night after throwing a fit about cleaning up. And she was out there the next day with Finley fighting over the shovel. Sweet. Life is truly good and filled with humor isn't it :)