Tuesday, September 30, 2008

I knew this would eventually happen...

I'm not a naive parent. I know my kid is not an angel all of the time. *gasp* But I'd like to think he is most of the time. :)
Jake got in trouble at school. Last week (Wednesday, I think) his teacher pulled me aside when the kids got out of class to let me know that Jake had been teasing another little boy in class. So much that the other little boy was crying.
ugh! What?!
First, I was surprised. Teasing? Really? Something about the other little boy having a girlfriend or something like that. (Ok, typical kindergarten stuff, right?) But obviously teasing is not ok...especially when you make the other person cry.
Second, I was a little embarrassed. Like I said..I know my kid is not always an angel...but I've been in the classroom...he seems like one of the good ones. (I know, insert gag here)
So anyway, I was flaming mad. We went home, had a "talking to" and then had another "talking to" when Pete got home.
Thursday I checked in with the teacher and she said all was well.
Friday no school.
Monday she pulls me aside again. ugh! More teasing. Same kid. Are you kidding me?
So we had another "talking to", no playing outside with the neighborhood kids. And we let him know this was "his last warning".
So today I go to pick him up and I'm waiting at the gate for the kids to come out and I see the look on this face. I knew something was up. This time the teacher did not come to talk to me, but one of the other kids in the class told me Jake had been punching the same boy he had been teasing the days before. The look on Jake's face confirmed it.
I just could not believe it.
I'm not sure why the teacher didn't come talk to me. But being that I've been the teacher before, I know it's hard to be the bearer of bad news to the same parent every day. I know that sometimes teachers will say they were "ok" even though they really weren't. I'm not sure if that was the case today or not. I really don't even know why Jake was hitting the little boy. He clams up and won't talk to me. (because he thinks he's getting in trouble) It may have been nothing, and that's why the teacher didn't tell me. I mean, if it was a big deal, I'm sure she would have said something. Right?
So obviously I need to have a talk with the teacher. There's always two sides to every story. Right now I'm just going off of what she's told me and Jake's not saying much. But I just feel like....what else am I supposed to do?
So that's that.
On to Megan...
That girl is 2 going on 12! Miss Drama Queen. Girls are so different than boys. Jake definitely had the whole terrible two's thing (maybe earlier than 2) but it was nothing like this! I wouldn't call her terrible at all...just DRAMATIC. That girl cries over everything. Everything. If I tell her no: cry. If she doesn't get what she wants: cry. Someone looks at her the wrong way: cry. It's enough to make a mom nuts! Thank goodness she's so flippin cute.
She's been talking like crazy too. All kinds of new words and long sentences every day.
Some of her favorites:
Why, Momma?
But why not?
Oh! Jakey look! (I have no idea why she calls him Jakey-but she does!)
What is it?
O'r dere! (over there)
O'r her (over here)
Righ dere (right there)
My mom and I were totally impressed by this one: Watch, Nama! Look, See?! (she calls all of her grandmas Na-ma.)
Oh and I finally figured out one of her words today. She's been saying "Bad-ash" for weeks now and I could not figure out what she was saying. Bad guys? Bad Ass? who know's why'd she be saying bad ass, but ya never know! I can't remember what we were talking about today, but I asked her "why?" and she replied "Badash!" I finally got it. Badash=Because! Duh!
Two more notes for today and then I'll be done:
1. I'm doing the week in the life project with Ali Edwards and every other scrapbooker in computer land. (LOL!) Started today. Really hoping I can actually finish this project!
2. I got a ticket this morning for rolling a stop sign. In my own neighborhood. Very irritating A)because I would argue that I stopped, but you can't argue with a cop. Crying doesn't work, I've tried it. I took my ticket as humble-y as I could. B) all my neighbors were giving me the looky-loos as I was getting my lovely ticket written up. embarrassing. C) I have to do traffic school again. I just did it about 2 years ago. I did it online, but it totally sucked. Just thinking about it makes me cringe. Not looking forward to that at all.
So that's it for now.
I've got a bunch of pictures from last weekend. We went to the zoo on Friday and then to my moms for the weekend. I had a whole bunch all edited and prettied up and then didn't save them. Then Pete came along and closed my program and didn't save them either. :( Oh well.


Melissa said...

oh my...what a day you have had.
but, a good chat will always put a silver lining on icky days.


camport said...

grr Pete! Sean does that to me all the time. I'm like, "If PS is UP, it's for a reason!"

Poor Mama. It's actually ironic, b/c I just posted about Simon's bad school expereience, but he's on the receiving end! Maybe you could share Simon's story with Jake since he knows Simon. Tell him how sad Simon is yada yada yada. I'm not sure how to handle my situation either!

She says to email with any questions, but I'm so mad about it, I don't want to come across like a lazy parent b/c I'm emailing, y'know. But when can a parent talk to the teacher? Conferences aren't until Nov!

Grr, I hate growing up. Even if it's the kids doing the growing!


nicole said...

oh my word corey..sounds like you are having quite the week.
first - bummer about the ticket - that sucks!
also glad you are doing the day in the life - also taking the photos - which is easy and fun...the hard part is going to be putting them in an album - I'm giving myself 6 months - ha!
also totally know what you mean about DRAMA - we have that here - about 10x worse with lauren than with the boys....but at least as a women we can kind of understand it :)
not sure what advice to give about jake...not to that stage yet - but after your post and chrissy's i think jack will be in preschool for the next...uh...18 years :)
hope tomorrow is better for you too!

Jami said...

well, you worried about him knowing his letters and such before he started school....maybe he should have been watching Emily Post, and not "word world"! (just kidding).....trying to make you smile and not go...grrr....oh, and make sure you get me some pics of your mom if you took some with her and the kids!

Kimberly White said...

Wow! When you find out what to do ... pass on the wisdom my friend! And "Why?"is an often used word in our house too! Have a great day!

Jude said...

oh man, I am so sorry about school... Lincoln, Simon and Jake can all go together... Jake can hit, Simon can teach cussing, and Lincoln will have the bad attitude/talking back thing covered!! LOL. J/K!!