There are scenarios I face that are so Kobyashi Maru, I don't know how to choose what to do. I want to reprogram the computer and cheat. Kirk took the wiley but easy way out. He never did face the no win scenario because he didn't believe in it.
I don't get that luxury.
Such as right now. Here's a choice.
Miles is standing outside of our bedroom door where my husband is asleep. I want him to sleep. Good, solid sleep is something he doesn't get much as he has insomnia. I treasure him getting good rest. Miles is shouting the ABCs and clapping and stomping back in forth. Why is he doing this? What's the difference between a fish? It's the same answer.
Miles is going to wake him up.
So my option now is to tell Miles to stop, which will erupt in SCREAMING AND TANTRUMS OF BIBLICAL PROPORTION AND SET OFF HIS ENTIRE DAY. Or to let him continue. Which will cause my sleeping husband to wake up, tell him to stop, which will erupt in SCREAMING AND TANTRUMS OF BIBLICAL PROPORTION AND SET OFF HIS ENTIRE DAY
The question then is, is it possible for ME to ask him to stop without this happening?
The result thus far today has been - NO. It's on.Screaming, chinning, attacking Charlie, screaming some more. Shouting SHOW ME ONE (we don't know why he does this) and laying down and holding up his feet and shouting FEET FEET FEET at me. I confirm the feet, I show him ONE (one finger, no not that one) and send him to his room. I tried to get him to read a book, sit in the chair, hug me, anything but no. He won't be comforted.
It wouldn't have been any better, intergalactic war would've erupted if it had been his father who said to stop it.
Seriously, why can't I reprogram this computer?
Or could I at least opt in for a day when all he's doing is standing on TOP of the bed?