Oh, that’s right! I DO have good kids!
The other day at kindergarten pickup there was a mom next to me who gave the teacher a look like, “Well? How was he?” and the teacher good-naturedly shook her head and then told the mom that she had to put her son in timeout several times. Again. I have to admit that it never occurred to me that kids would be bad in kindergarten, bad enough to get in trouble and get put into a timeout. I told Dave that maybe the whole point of parenting (well, ok, not the whole point, but a big point) is to make it so that your kids, when they misbehave (which they will do, since they’re only kids) that they do it at your house and not out in public or in school for heaven’s sake. Then the timeout boy pretty much DITCHED his family in the gym pickup area, I guess because he knew he was going to get in trouble. He left the gym and was almost to the main crossroads when the grandma caught up with him. Again, crazy. I thanked Henry later for being a good kid. Henry said Timeout Kid gets in trouble for fighting (!) and cutting in line. And something convoluted about continually joining the wrong group during “choices” but since I don’t really understand how “choices” works, it didn’t make sense to me.