Saturday, April 1

My son is headed to 'juvie'.........

and he's only 4! Just kidding! But believe me, I had a moment there the other day when it finally happened.........he got in trouble at preschool! I know, you are shocked! I am too! How does my son get in trouble??? Can this really be happening???? ***if you haven't picked up on the major sarcasm yet...well you are beyond hope***
I guess I should back up a bit....D. is 7 1/2. She never gets in trouble. Sometimes VERY minor things here at home, but never at other peoples houses & certainly never at school. And I mean 'never' in it's truest form. She has truly been the easiest kid ever. I know it'll all probably backfire when we hit the teen years, but I'm gonna enjoy this while it lasts.
Then there is R. whojust turned 4. He is trouble waiting to happen, especially for me. Little turkey! You can just see it in his eyes! However, he really suprised me this past year~ he has started having playdates & going to preschool. Once in a great while he will get into some mischief at a friends house....& then I have to remind myself...HE'S 4! And I do my best to take it in stride.
Well Thursday morning he goes to preschool & I head off to the gym. My friend K. goes to pick up both of our sons & then she was gonna come over to our house. Well my phone rings right about pick-up time & K. is calling to tell me we won't be having a playdate that day. Apparently R. & her son K. had been quite the little stinkers at school that day. So much so that the teacher took my friend aside to talk to her about it. I couldn't believe it....it finally happened.....my kid had gone off the deep end. For goodness sakes, he was jumping on the furniture in the reading area! And when the teacher tried to talk to them, the boys fell out on the floor, pretended they were dead & that they couldn't hear her. And apparently that was only the beginning..... I guess for the entire 2 1/2 hours, they were quite the pair~ partners in crime. That's it...the are destined for 'juvie'.
A little while later Mrs. G called to talk to me. She was actually laughing about it. She said "this is the usual behavior for some of the boys in the class, but I've never seen these two like this" We had a good laugh & I know all in all it's not that bad. But it finally happened~ Thursday I was the mom of the BAD KID! hehe
R. & talked about it & he got some privileges taken away. He was really quite sorry for what happened. But here's the best part:

Me: Sweetie, why did you act like that at school today?

R:(said in his sweetest little dude voice) Mom, we was just being silly, but Mrs. G didn't think it was very funny.

It was like....'hey mom, she just doesn't get our sense of humor'. Oh man, I am in soooooooo much trouble with this little guy.....

8 comments:

em said...

That is so funny!!! As a teacher sometimes you just have to take a step back and realize the kids are just being silly and not trying to make your life a living hell :) I have to remind myself of that once in awhile!

Kate Michele said...

OOHH the joys I have to look forward to!!

Ryann said...

Thanks for getting me back on track with my blog. It had been a while. I love your stories here... so real. Congrats on the new dog. What a sweetie! Enjoy!

angieoh! said...

hmmmm sounds like he must have a bad influence in his life -- making jokes and acting in a way that other people don't think it is funny? maybe his mom???? :) Sounds hilarious... better be tough now!

Jackie said...

We've been saying all along that you (as a Mom) are going to need a personalized chair in the principal's office when that little sweetheart starts school...ao now it's starting! He is officially your wild child and ya gotta love him! I sure love the little guy!

glo-girl said...

Okay I am into lists at the moment, so...
1. Yes, he's *4*. Let him be.
2. LOL at falling out and pretending not to hear! Oh my!!
3. The girl ones are *heck* after 8...mine is 9 and I am walking the line with her...
4. Enjoy 'em! (sounds like u are already, though...)

:)

Femmie82 said...

I told everyone this fun story at lunch yesterday...Dad loved it!!! Especially the part about the boys lying down and pretending they couldn't hear her. He laughed hard...you're in trouble when you guys come home lol..dad'll be encouraging him like none other LOL...Lub ya!!

Stacy said...

Okay ladies~ here I am all stressed out that my 4yo is turning into a heathen child & all you guys can do is make jokes.........I'm so glad to have ALL of you in my life! You make me laugh!
When this whole ordeal happened I was really stressed out....I was like "where did I go wrong???" But who am I kidding...did I really think I would go through 18+ year sof raising my kids w/ perfect behavior! HA! All in all they are good kids. And that night as I was putting R. to be he started to cry~ at this point we had not talked about the 'incident' in over 6 hours~ he cried & said "I'm sorry I was naughty for Mrs. G. Can I call her & tell her I'm sorry." Talk about melt my heart! :)