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Friday, September 23, 2011

Girls will be Girls

6:17 AM 0 Comments
I knew it would happen sooner or later- issues with the girls at school with Miss O. It really isn't anything major just something I am glad I am aware of and am filing in the back of my mind for possible future if more of a problem arises.

So here it is, Miss O made a fast friend at school who she spends all her time with at school. Well there is another girl there that seems to also want to play with Miss O's friend but not with Miss O. It broke my heart to hear that this little girl didn't want Miss O to play her games From Miss O it sounded like she was intentionally excluded because there was a group playing this kid's game.

What I found interesting is what Miss O said to me- she thinks this girl is jealous of her and that is why she excludes her. I asked her who told her that and she told me no one, she just figured it out on her own. I think that is likely the right assessment and the girl is just trying to show her dominance over my passive kid.

I told Miss O that it will pass and that just be the bigger person. I told her to always include everyone when playing even if they haven't included you in the past. I also told her to let me know if anyone is out right mean to her and that it is important to let the teacher know as well. I don't want her to a tattle tale but I also don't want someone to mean for the sake of being mean.

I know as a Mom, this might sound like bragging about Miss O but for you all that have meet here, I think many will agree that she has this special light about her. I don't know how to best explain it but she is an incredible child who seems often to be much older than she is. I also know that this shine she has will both attract and bother kids her age. Either a girl her age will be attracted to her like a moth to light or they will find this to be threatening.

I was hoping that it would be longer before she experienced her first negative experience in school. The good thing is that she is this awesome kid that will survive this and many more things like this. I also know that girls are fickle and that in weeks, Miss O and this girl will be playing together like crazy.

The good thing is that sometimes when you start out not liking someone from school, that they end up being one of your longest and greatest friends (I know she know who she is!). This might not be the case but girls are girls and Miss O is having a blast so far and it is going to continue between school, girl scouts, and all the other things she is able to do.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

School Groove

3:27 PM 0 Comments
We are now in our third week of school and so far so good. Miss O loves it and has made a friend that she talks about quite a bit. I finally got to meet the friend and found out she is here in our subdivision which is nice for future play dates and such.

We have gotten in a groove as well in getting ready in the morning and getting out of the house. The one person who needs to most prodding is my husband to get out the door. Once they get out the door and head off, it is just Mr. L and I.

Here is the tricky part for me- it is just him and I. I am a tad bored with him. I was so use to having someone here all day that I could carry a conversation with and now I hear grunts and someone who points for most of his stuff. Plus I don't have that second set of eyes here watching him which tires me out so much.

So far since school has started he has spilled the laundry soap all over my rug, gotten into countless things that he never has before and has finds it funny to sit on top of the train table. He is testing me all the way.

Overall though I am loving having the one on one time with him. I am finding him saying more words overall during he day. I just need to get use to just having a toddler around without an older child to entertain him.

He is a very different kid that Miss O. Miss O never touched anything while he touches everything. He likes to constantly touch and grab the picture frames all over the house. It actually is kind of fun, because I always ask him who is in the picture and where they are.

This has been an adventure for us which has been fun. Miss L and I are learning new things together while Miss O is thriving at school. So far so good and I hope it only gets better (as long as I keep the laundry soap up where it belongs).