Help me decide if we are raising a normal 7 year old, or he is going to turn out to be a psychopath:
John-Paul (7) and Andrew (almost 6) were in the shower (yes, we make the kids shower in batches, at least while they are young) and as soon as they got out, John-Paul ran over to his piggy bank and started taking out money.
Phil, realizing something was going on, asked him why he was getting out money. J-P replied that he wanted to give Andrew fifty cents. When Phil asked him why, it became obvious J-P was trying to cover up something.
So, Phil turned to Andrew and asked him why J-P was giving him money. Andrew said "I'm not supposed to tell you!" and was looking very guilty as well. John-Paul finally confessed that he peed on Eamon's shower poof/sponge.
What?!?!? He thought it would be a funny prank, but then realized Phil and I wouldn't agree so he tried to pay off Andrew from tattling. He got in trouble for:
1) Peeing on his brother's stuff
2) Trying to be sneaky about it, and
3) Involving Andrew in his sneakiness
So is this a funny, normal boy story or not? We can laugh about it now, but we were really upset with him. This seemed so out of character. Thank goodness he has his First Penance this year :)