As noted in yesterday's post, Miles has been struggling this week with misbehaving during the school day and finding himself sent to time-out. We get reports daily, and as this week has progressed we've felt more and more dejected each afternoon. Now, fortunately, Miles is pretty good about letting us honestly know how his day … Continue reading Year 4, Day 359
Miles went to time out tonight (one of SEVERAL such instances today, but that's another story), and when it came time to release him I went upstairs and opened his door. "Hey!" he immediately shouted at me. "I'm in a MEETING!" The meeting in question. I apologized for interrupting then backed out of the room. … Continue reading Year 4, Day 358
This child showed up outside my window as I was wrapping up my work day. Clearly, he's up to no good. The beanie, the sticks...he's about to start trouble.
I came home last night to learn that Miles "had a bad day" at daycare. Before Jaclyn elaborated further, I asked Miles about it. His lips were sealed but, like a dog with its tail preemptively tucked between its legs, his guilt was unmistakeable as he diverted his eyes and eventually made his way to … Continue reading Year 3, Day 212
There's a scene in a classic flashback episode of The Simpsons in which Homer is playing with baby Bart, pretending to grab his nose. "Got your nose!" "Got your wallet!" Bart replies, snatching the wallet from Homer's pocket and running immediately to the toilet, where he flushes it. Anyway, I was folding laundry today when … Continue reading Year 3, Day 152
I returned home from trivia tonight to find a little boy who was still wide awake and had, apparently, been waiting hours for a chance to get into the office room and the treasures within.