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Friday, September 11, 2009

I'm THAT Mom

The same one that I rolled my eyes at last year, when Monkey was starting preschool. I thought that it was ridiculous to give the preschool teacher a huge list of "what you need to know about my child."

Really, these are experienced teachers who deal with 3 and 4 year olds all the time. They'll figure it out, your child will be fine, so drop off your kiddo and skeedaddle.

Oh, how the smug have fallen this year, with Bear's entrance to preschool.

Monkey? He could take on the world at age 3. Completely potty trained, clear-spoken, opinionated, fully independent, capable of following directions and sitting still for activities.

And, if anything was going on that he didn't like, he was fully capable of telling me at pick-up time or kicking someone's ass(um, figuratively...I don't encourage literal ass-kicking...)

But, Bear is a totally different child. A sensitive soul who doesn't really speak up for himself.

So, I found myself with a laundry list of things that I felt like his teacher HAD to know before preschool starts.

* He's potty trained, but will walk out of the bathroom with his underpants and pants in hand and want someone to help him get dressed. Is that okay?

* He has a slight speech delay and is sometimes hard to understand. But, he can sing anything.

* If you ask him an either/or question, he'll automatically answer with the last thing that you say. Show him a circle, ask him what it is, and he'll tell you circle. Show him a circle, ask him if it is a circle or a square, and he'll say square.

* He's still a bit of a runner, so please keep a special eye on him when you go outside to play.

* He's very sensitive and thinks that you are telling him he is a BAD BOY if he does something bad. As in, if you tell him that he has to share toys, instead of thinking that you want him to share, he thinks that he's a rotten little boy who doesn't deserve to play with toys, ever.

I could probably keep going and going.

What did I tell Monkey's teacher last year? "Here's Monkey. Bye, we'll see you later."

But, for Bear? I become that mom who I made fun of last year.

2 Comments:

Blogger Chief said...

I had a "Bear" too...I told them he was a runner...they smiled like I was crazy. Then he escaped and ran down the highway. The listened to me from that point on!

September 11, 2009 at 2:51 PM  
Blogger SupahMommy said...

That is just plain sweet.

I too.. wrote in the margins for E's kindergarten 2 question "get to know you paper."

I was like. WTH? Where am I supposed to write my novel about her?

September 14, 2009 at 10:25 AM  

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