Tyler had is first note home. Yeah I know, shouldn't milestones be good?! Well...such is life. So everyday when I pick up T from daycare, I check out the contents of his backpack and folder that he takes with him to public preschool everyday. Yes folks, we pay for daycare AND preschool. What were we thinking? I was very excited when he got selected for a spot at the public preschool in our town, as it's a lottery. Problem was..it only goes from 9:15 - 11:45am M-R...ummmm...for two full-time working parents, that wasn't gonna work for us. So, we found a daycare that buses him over to "school" M-R, and the rest of the time he is there. I digress.
So back to the backpack checking...on this day I open the contents of his folder, eager to see what random crafts he has brought home or what fliers asking for money the school has snuck in. Lo and behold...a very bright green post-it note. Now we're not talking the everyday variety post-it, you know, the small square where not a lot of writing could take place. Not that kind. This was a post-it with lines, yes folks, this note required lines, and lots of them. Let me paraphrase its contents, Tyler isn't listening to directions and he is rough housing with his friends, so he is frequently being removed from activities and asked to "sit out". The behaviors stop, when he is punished, but the punishment isn't working to prevent him from said negative actions in future times. So...this is the reason for said post-it. I was DEVASTATED! I cried! I just kept thinking, my boy?! really?! My sweet boy?! What have we done wrong. Overdramatic...probably...avoidable...probably. I was so disappointed in him, a 4 year old, I was disappointed...shame on me. I was also a bit irked (as a teacher myself) that I was getting a post-it (I feel like Carrie Bradshaw here) telling me my kid is being bad. Ummmm...how about a phone call...an email perhaps?! So, we talked to Ty, and we're working on it. Problem is, we don't really see that behavior at home. I know he's capable of being that way, so I'm not calling the teacher a liar, I always support my teachers. What does she have to gain from writing to me about his behavior. But, how can I correct it if I'm not there to see it, nor am I able to correct it at home, because he's normally such a good boy?! So begins our journey into schooling. Hurray (sarcasm).
Update as of 11.01 ~ More bad news! My hubs was informed this morning when dropping off Tyler that he is a real "problem" during nap time at daycare. He sings and talks loudly and disrupts other kids from their own rest time ::slaps head:: ugh! My little man is such a sweet boy, but he's a spirited, energetic, leaning towards ADD child. I'm in for a ride I think. Thanks little brother and Dad for those "fiery" genes. ::rolls eyes::. Why can't he be more like his follow-the-rules mommy??
Brynleigh is now able to sit with help and for a few minutes on her own. She is also doing raspberries (as of today) even though it's more like spitting in mommy's face :) We also got out the walker for her. Although she prefers to take a ride from her big brother around the kitchen or push herself backwards, she's enjoying the addition to her toy stash. And before you all start lecturing me on how walkers are so bad for a baby's development...blah blah blah...I don't really want to hear it. T used it and he doesn't just walk, he runs, fast..so it didn't mess up nor delay his development or mobility. And as far as them being "so unsafe" I would rather have my baby girl in a walker than one of those johnny jump ups that can come off the door frame and crash down with abandon. As long as you watch your child and don't use the walker as a babysitter (and I think we're pretty good parents...if I do say so myself) it's no more dangerous than any other baby toy or large item in our house she can get into. I rest my case. To each his/her own.