Monday Morning Pep Talk

3 Nov

Maura’s been having a difficult time in school, throwing and kicking and hitting.  Her teacher is great about keeping me updated, and knows that there’s not a lot I can do to fix the school behaviors – once Maura’s home, school’s done and forgotten.  We do our part, try to make sure she’s well rested and fed in the morning.

I did have a thought of “Well, maybe I can go over things with her while we get on the bus, about what’s nice and what’s naughty, and this way, it’s fresh in her mind when school starts.”

So this morning, as we stood waiting for the bus, I gave her a pep talk, which went like this –

Me – “Maura, do we throw things at school?”

Maura – “Yes.”

Me – “No, we don’t throw things at school, that’s naughty.” <pause to let that sink in>  “Do we hit people?”

Maura – “Yes.”

Me – “No, we don’t hit people.  That’s not nice.”  <pause> “Are you going to have a good day at school?”

Maura – “No.”



In related news, I asked at the IEP what their favorite types of wine were….


5 Responses to “Monday Morning Pep Talk”

  1. franhunne4u November 3, 2014 at 3:22 pm #

    You try, don’t you! I think they cannot blame you for your daughter having a start at puberty …

    • phoebz4 November 5, 2014 at 12:07 pm #

      They are totally not blaming me – they think it could be hormones too and are just keeping me posted about how school’s going. Her teacher is very cool about that!

      • franhunne4u November 5, 2014 at 2:59 pm #

        Well, you have three kids experience going through puberty (discounting your own puberty) – they have countless more they have seen. I know you go all “Lalalala” on the p-word considering Maura, but let’s face it – she might really start it.

  2. saracvt November 3, 2014 at 8:11 pm #

    Well, at least she’s honest about it…

  3. saracvt November 4, 2014 at 7:09 pm #

    I hear ya. This afternoon I got

    “I had an accident & I’ll never get changed & I’ll be late for my (orthodontic) appointment & I’ll never have a boyfriend ’cause boys don’t like girls with crooked teeth & I’ll never get married & it’ll be the end of the Petersen family except for my sister!”

    Wow. You gotta love kid logic.

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