The Crew - Miss Fabulous, Lil Bro, Big Sis and Mr. Man

Thursday, September 2, 2010

He Loves Banana School!

Okay so I am a little heartbroken that he is in love with Banana School (fake name, real name - different fruit).  He is the baby and it has been a bitter pill to swallow to part with him each day from 8:30 to 1:00 pm.  At first I thought that maybe I would be justified in removing him from banana school since he hated it.  But I thought the experience would benefit him and since he goes to Kindergarten next year and he was having such a struggle separating from Mom I concluded that he likely needed the experience.  But loving Banana school is a bit much!

And ... the teachers are spoiling him rotten.  He is pulling this crying business every time things are not going his way.  Like tonight he wanted cereal for dinner and not meat loaf.  The answer was no you may not have cereal.  He had a tantrum with mad crying and demanding cereal.  I asked him if this is what he does at banana school and he said, "yes!"  I asked if Miss Teacher picks him up when he does that and he said yes again.  hmmmmm  Me thinks it is likely so.

Miss Fabulous is still holding it together, impressively so.  She was doing some of the fake I don't know how to spell cap in the second grade business tonight while I gave her a practice spelling test.  I reminded her that any word she misspelled she would need to write 3 times so that she could remember how to spell it for the test.  She was not happy about that information and started to growl screech at me.  My new phrase around here is, "If you need to have a tantrum that is okay, we can handle it.  And when you are done with that we will get back to _____."  _________ is whatever the tantrum was supposed to be getting the person out of.  Since we have started putting that into practice it seems like maybe some of the tantrums are being thwarted, dare I say it.  Be sure to read that in a whisper. 

5 comments:

GB's Mom said...

Whispering...

Molly said...

So I read Parenting The Hurt Child and this post reminded me of that! I learned so much from that book!

The LaBelle Family said...

You are WAY too smart for that bunch! Keep it up. Maybe you'll get Mother of the Year, eh? You deserve it!!! :)

J. said...

I'm whispering too... may it keep working.

anymommy said...

Yes, always whisper when something is working.