It came to light this morning that A did not listen to his teacher on Friday, because he "wanted to be home". Normally, this is a kid that gets behavior awards and who the teachers absolutely adore, so I was kind of surprised. Anyway I talked to him about this:
Me: How many times did Mrs. T have to ask you to stop this?
Me: How many times should she have to ask you?
Me: Yes, thats right.
A: But Mom, twice is better than her telling me a hundred times!
I cannot argue with that!