Tuesday, August 26, 2008

school days, school days

All of the sudden, I'm back in school and I no longer have as much to say about my favorite topic (Caleb!) Here are a few things that have happened recently:

* Today, my sister's dog Parker (a boy dog) was peeing outside in the grass when the kids were all outside. Caleb has never seen how a boy dog goes to the bathroom, and he was quite intrigued! In fact, he was so interested that he reached out to touch the stream of pee!!! Eww!

* I had to have an administrator remove a kid today. Why? Well, it started with him playing with a stupid toy during class. I reached out my hand and asked him to give it to me. He refused and began thrashing and throwing things. When I gave him the choice between giving me the toy and an Action Plan (an in-class disciplinary action), he ripped up the Action Plan. Then he screamed in my face and broke his pencil in a violent action. Basically, he went nuts....over a stupid toy that he could have had back at the end of the day....*sigh* It's going to be a long year.

* A kid asked if she had to write down her homework. I said that of course she did. She then replied that she didn't want to write all of that. In my typically sarcastic way, I said, "No, you don't have to write it down. It's voluntary. It's just a suggestion anyway." Her reply?? "Really? Cool!" Once again....*sigh* It's going to be a long year.

* Caleb has started asking questions during his bedtime routine to avoid going to bed. "Mom? Where's Becky?" "Momma? Where's Daddy?" "Mommy? What's that?" The mom is the inquisitive word for when he really wants to know something. The mommy is when he's trying to be cute and sweet. The momma is usually more like MOMMMMMMMMMMA!!!! Caleb saves that for when he really wants my attention. Well, I have realized quickly that I could answer questions all night and he wouldn't be satisfied. I've had to just answer a few and walk out, closing the door behind me. Of course, this hasn't gone over well and has resulted in a ton of crying for long periods of time.....so Matt put him to bed tonight because Caleb never asks him questions! It worked like a charm! :)

1 comment:

Gina said...

I love that he has different names for different situations/needs. So clever.