I’ve been nursing a sore throat for 5 days now. At 2am, Elijah woke up crying with his croup cough. We had to get him to calm himself, because he was so worked. Good thing we had the humidifier already set up in our room, we just moved it down the hall. Geoff ran the hot shower, and I showed him a book to get his mind off his throat. He’s much better this morning, but we stayed home from church so he can rest.
Elijah has his meet & greet with his new preschool teacher tomorrow. I’m happy he’ll have Ms. Brenda back, so he’ll have at least one familiar face. I am curious which kids will be back.
We went to a potluck dinner last night to meet a potential new Pastor and his wife. What a nice couple! I hope they get the affirmative vote, and I’m sure they will. He seems to be pretty grounded in the Word. I think the best part of the evening was that we were able to talk to the adults, while the kids were being taken care of by the hosts’ teenagers.
That’s about all going on here. Taking each day as it comes.
I know you all want to know what transpired.
I called her supervisor, asking her to place a call to the teacher, letting her know I wanted to speak with her before class, could she show up early. She showed up right before class began, and she snubbed me. I mean, I waved hello, and she sort of half smiled and proceeded to go talk to some other parent. Figuring she didn’t get the message, I decided to let it go. When I returned home, the supervisor had returned my call. I called her back, and explained a little of the situation, but told her I was going to let it drop. She encouraged me to take it up with the teacher, stating that if I wasn’t pleased with the discipline, I should let her know what kind of discipline I would like in the future. I don’t think she understood that my issue was that I didn’t think discipline was necessary.
In any case, he has 2 classes left, and all future swim lessons will take place somewhere else. Elijah mentioned to me after class, “did you see that I didn’t talk about body parts today?”
Thanks for the support everybody, it meant a lot to me. 🙂
When does the learning curve kick in? I would like to think that when I make a mistake, I learn and don’t repeat it. But when do children learn not to repeat a mistake?
On the 2nd day of swim lessons, Elijah remarked to the boy sitting next to him that his “belly sticks out”. This was heard by the teacher who prompted Elijah to apologize, and a discussion was had about bad words (both by teacher and Daddy).
Now it’s day 5, and again Elijah remarked about bellies sticking out. He was told to apologize for his bad words, and given a 30 second time out. He cried the entire time, not wanting to be excluded from class.
He’s not being malicious, and the other boy is not showing any response to Elijah’s words. My concern is that he is going to be asked to leave the class if he doesn’t stop talking about it. I haven’t been given the opportunity to talk to the teacher, or the other parent. I am going to have to be more forceful about it before next class, but there isn’t time or privacy to discuss it.
What’s a mom to do? Help me out. (Lisa-thanks for the advice)