Month: May 2018

Defiance…

Our youngest boy is a defiant one. Especially when he is tired. You can give an instruction and he will look at you and do the opposite. We haven’t had one lately, but he has also been known to throw a tantrum for hours over the littlest of ‘inconveniences’ One night this week he was…

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We have no worries…

We have no worries. And yet we have a child that consumed close to 20 apples in 2 days. We have no worries. And yet we have a child that has consumed all of the food in his lunch box by 12 noon the past two days. We have no worries. And yet we have…

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So we need another meeting

You have to love those Friday messages from teachers requesting another meet up. When I received the message this Friday though I was on a day off from work and on a train to be somewhere for me. As much as I would have loved to head for school for yet another meeting about my…

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They lost control…

You have to love a phone call asking for you to collect your kids early from after school care… The boys’ usual educator was on sick leave so they had a replacement.   A lady that they have had before, but as an extra, not the leader. There was also a new kid in the group,…

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Thieving again

I was tipped off by the ever so slight squeak of someone trying to shut the hallway door without being heard. The door that leads from the bathroom and older kids rooms to the boys’ room. So I checked the home monitoring and saw that our daughters bedroom door had been opened and closed and…

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The shame

So I had to have a talk to our son about the dare. I asked what it might have been that happened at school. And was given this amazing story about a soccer game and what some of the other kids had been saying and doing. So I had to wonder out loud about what…

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He took a dare…

Why oh why do kids need to play dare? Especially at school. And especially to encourage other kids to do inappropriate things. Our boy was dared. He accepted the dare. And now he has to face his consequences. Which for now is the feelings he has for going ahead with the dare and having to…

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