The ringleader, also known as Anna Grace
The queen of copycatting, also known as Abby
Don’t be fooled…
Earlier this week when I picked up the girls from the daycare, I happened upon Miss Abby enjoying her stint in time-out instead of having outside time. Hmm. What’s up with that?
Turns out she had been told three times to stop climbing over the side of the playset but chose to do it a fourth time.
To the wall, do not pass go, do not collect $200. (But if you do collect $200, it’s for mommy)
Ms. Jenn, her teacher, told her she hoped mommy would arrive while she was sitting. Abby said, “She won’t”.
Ha. Fooled you.
So we had a long talk about listening to her teachers and following directions. She was also told that if she had another hard day listening, she would lose something at home. That could be no outside time, no movies, no crayons, no playdoh, or something else equally as harsh. And, mommy would pick the punishment.
Gee whiz, I don’t think the kid believed me.
Katie picked the girls up yesterday and came home with the report that Abby had a very hard time listening to her teachers.
The world came to a screeching halt. She looked at me in disbelief. What? I can’t go outside? But I want to!
Commence screaming for thirty minutes. It was lovely…..or so I heard. I ran errands with Katie and left Alex with the girls.
Today I sent a note in for her teacher telling her the punishment Abby endured. Said to remind Abby during the day of what might happen if she did not listen. Ms. Jenn also asked her why she lost her outside time yesterday.
The answer? It was Katie’s fault.
Katie told on me.
Hmmm. Maybe she didn’t fully get it.
But she did have a good day today…except for wearing her clothes backwards and blaming mommy for it. Hey! I did not dress her today. She did it herself.
But evidently I didn’t look her over either before putting her in the car.