At seven years old, Hudson Charles has the world mostly figured out. He is smart, observant, funny, and so very stubborn. I have always said that my children’s most “negative” qualities are actually positive qualities ready to be honed and used for good. With my first four, that has proven to be true. However, I’m not so certain about the stubbornness of Hudson Charles.
This week, he is at summer camp for the first time. On Sunday’s long drive to the campground, he was excitedly chattering about all the great things he would be doing; swimming in the lake, playing games, sleeping in a cabin, etc. But then he morphed into his, “and this is what I refuse to do” mode.
“If they tell me I have to wake up very early, I am not gonna do it. And I am not eating any vegetables. And I am also not eating dessert. If they try to make me eat dessert, I am gonna say, ‘I’m not really a cake and cookie sorta guy.’ And I might not want to play some of those games either because I can’t run very fast.”