Mum says her son is a 'little sh*t' and that's no bad thing
"Yes, my son is a little sh*t - deal with it."
A mum has told how she knows her son acts like a “little sh*t” - and why she doesn’t actually think that’s a bad thing.
Personal trainer and mum-of-three Renee Platt has been praised by parents for her post about parenting her 5-year-old son.
She began by explaining that she knows the little boy is often seen as “the bad kid”, or “the wild boy”, but she refuses to feel shame about it.
She wrote on Facebook:
“You know what? I am tired of being the Mother of the naughty kid, honestly it’s exhausting and I know right now some of you are nodding your head feeling me.
“The others are the ones who look at me when he’s not being all perfect like your children were or are.
“I’m the mum of the wild 5 year old boy in the shops excited about all the possibilities that he could walk out with.
“I’m the mum of the boisterous boy at family get togethers when you just want to sit quietly and he finds that bat sh*t boring and wants to be loud and play.
“I’m the mum of the loud child in the library, I’m the mum of the excited talking boy in the cinema, I’m the mum of the boy who threw a tantrum in the park because he didn’t want to go home because he’d rather play in the wild.
“I am the mum of the boy dressed as a super hero.”
Renee’s candid post goes on to recall how her son “pushes her to her limits”, leaving her exhausted and worn out
“He upsets me, he yells, he teases his sister, he fights with his brother, he does what he wants and it drives me insane.
“He doesn’t care too much for rules instead like to create his own.
“He is covered in bruises because he plays hard, his hair never stays neat for long because he loves to somersault and rough house, he wont sit still to read a book for long, nor will he top the class in spelling just now.
“His school uniform comes home filthy each afternoon and he can never keep track of his readers or library books.”
But, as Renee explained, that’s not all there is to her 5-year-old son.
“You know what? He is brave, he is strong, he is outgoing, he is charismatic, he is a gentleman, he is intelligent, he is articulate, he is funny, he is tech savvy, he is street wise, he is bold, he is mine.
“He is an engineer, he is an astronaut, he is an explorer, he is a politician, he is a soldier, he is a cowboy, he is a networker, he is a manager, he is a CEO, he is Alfa.
“He is a little sh*t right now at times, but he loves hard too, and I am one of the only ones who gets to see his quiet, tired love.
“These little boys aren’t just naughty they are game changers, watch this little package of energy do something great, this naughty boy wont settle for anything less than what he wants.
“That’s how you need to be wired to be great.”