Cars is upstairs wailing away "Waaahhhhhhhhhhhhhh! Waaahhhhhhhhhhhhhh!" because I sent him to bed 30 minutes ago. He had had a fit when I told him it was shower time. He said "But *I* want to go last" (Jax was just getting out). I told him that he did not have that option tonight and he immediately threw himself down on the floor and said NO! Geez, is he like 2?! (he is in fact 7). He refused to get up so now for the next three nights he will go to bed right after dinner. And, he will go to school stinky tomorrow because he did not have a shower.
Cars the stubborn streak in him is admirable because he does not easily cave to pressure from his older brothers. However, the stubbornness is sometimes too much and the word compromise is not in his vocabulary. It is so frustrating when he digs his heels in, especially when it is over something like this - refusing to go for a shower so he ends up in bed with the lights off at 7:15pm.
Hoping he falls asleep very soon so the wailing will stop. And I hope that he learns a lesson from this.