Tuesday, February 05, 2008

I will slap you into next week!

This is gonna be a shout out to all the parents out there... So luckily "The Princess" has not yet displayed all the traditional aspects of being a "typical 2 yr. old". I have heard stories and let me tell you, I have been dreading it for some time, but honestly she is a really easy going child. Don't get me wrong, she has her moments where she does not want to do something so she pulls the, 'well I am just gonna go limp, so let's see you how you like that' and that is always fun. But I honestly thought that maybe by the time kids turned 3, something magical happened and they would grow out of that behavior. Apparently I was wrong. So I have this one child in my class that is a spoiled brat in every sense of the word. The dad carries... yes, carries.. the child in every morning. This is the first mistake. Now I understand that kids have bad mornings just like adults and need some extra TLC, but this has been going on since Aug. and it is a daily occurance. I am pretty sure I have not seen this kid walk in on their own to this day. Anyway, other than that, the dad also gets outs the snacks and puts it up for the child. Second mistake....we try to promote kids being responsible for themselves and their belongings in our class. This helps boost their self-esteem especially when they accomplish something on their own for the first time. So back to this kid, another big problem is that dad carries all the belongings too, so when it comes time to go home, the child claims that all the stuff is too heavy to carry. (I have to pause and take a big sigh here.) The other problem is the fact that this kid gets everything from the parents. Seriously, it's sickening. This kid is also defiant, which goes hand in hand with the spoiled thing. This kid has many times told me that they are not going to eat their lunch, which I respond by saying, "Fine, then throw it away and go lay down on your mat for nap time", which gets the response, "No, no, no.. ok, I will eat it." Yeah that's right!! You had better do what I say. Sometimes when this child is in a particularly fiesty mood, I get this response, "Well, I don't want you to talk to me. I am not going to do what you say." This is honestly when I want to say, "Oh yeah.. well if I was your parent, I would slap you into next week." Man alive, the defiant thing is seriously the most annoying thing to me. I am praying for our daughter's sake that she never utters these words to me... I don't know how I will react because if I want to beat the crap outta some kid that isn't even mine... then God help my own child!!