Today, ONE came home with two things. Something that made me proud, and something that I said made me “disappointed,” but in reality makes me giggle every time I think about it.
First, the proud: he wrote his name perfectly! That’s quite a long name for a little fella. I was super excited when I saw it.
And … the “disappointment.” He got in trouble repeatedly for copycatting what his teacher said. Like when she said “Get out your scissors,” ONE said “Get out your scissors.” I know this is super immature but something about that is so funny.
Oh, wait. I know why it cracks me up. Because it wasn’t directed at me, and it didn’t happen in my house. (Cue ONE: “Because it wasn’t directed at me, and it didn’t happen in my house.”)
And finally, we’re having a tiny problem with violence in our house? And I don’t know how to stop it really, except to spank a bare ass in the cold backyard … which I definitely did this afternoon. ONE is a very sweet big brother, but he has a dark side that manifests itself in kicking or hitting. It’s probably normal 4-year-old big brother behavior, but this mama is tired and I’d love to hear that there is a parenting shortcut, just this once.
(Cue ONE: “I’d love to hear that there is a parenting shortcut, just this once.”)