I should be thankful he lasted until day 3

DS1 started preschool this week. Some family members predicted that he would be kicked out by today, others were generous enough to believe he would last at least two weeks. We got the first "behavior notice" note yesterday. DS1 had some "difficulty" staying with his group during the field trip to the bowling alley, and continues to try to go out the back door of the classroom onto the playground at inapproprate times. While he is still "...new to the school, teachers and rules and an adjustment time is expected," the director would like us to work with him to "handle this behavior, for his own safety." First off- is it bad that my first reaction is "wow, I was afraid he'd done something really wrong"? I mean, considering his personality, wandering onto the playground is pretty minor. No tantrums? He didn't threaten to bite anybody? Nothing was thrown in frustration? That's a good day, in my book. Secondly- I will be glad to talk to him, to try to "handle" the behavior, but these are the people who are with him all day. The onus is on them to react to the behavior immediately, and I'm just a support mechanism for it. I'm paying $200 a week, they'd better be doing some teaching, y'know? It may be a bumpy year...


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    Hubby- aka DH My husband since 1995. He is the head of the band department at a college prep school, and dabbles as a wanna-be pop star.

    The Princess- aka DD. Third grader at the local parochial school. Loves butterlies, sparkly things, the color purple and has recently developed a crush on one of the twins from "The Suite Life of Zach and Cody". Is ready for her teenage years, having already perfected her exasperated sigh and dramatic eye-roll.

    Hoss- aka DS1. Kindergartener and resident spirited child. His aunt likes to call him "the evil genius" because of his penchant for letting a lack of intellectual stimulation lead him into mischief. Likes trucks, sports, building things and burping. His current favorite word is "underwear."

    Lil Joe- aka DS2. Born in 2003. Doesn't say much we can understand, but has mastered the important stuff ("eat!", "Wash hands!", "Want chocolate ones!", "Hockey game!") Likes to push buttons, much to the consternation of whoever is trying to watch a DVD. Firmly refuses to use the potty, despite evidence that he is physically ready to be out of diapers, indicating a level of stubborn that eclipses even that of his parents and siblings.

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