Tuesday 11 September 2007

With an extra helping of grump

Gosh, the kids have been grumpy lately. Corwin is only a little worse than usual but Charles and Alice haven’t been happy since school started.

Charles has mastered the technique of whining in such a monotone that he’s literally incomprehensible. It’s often difficult to even detect word boundaries because it comes out as this sort of pulsating drone that you suspect might have been based on some language before it was whined down.

Alice has been throwing more grumpy fits lately. In fact, Mom’s been trying to get me to drop Alice off in the mornings because once we’ve gone through “I don’t like you anymore” and “you’re a bad Daddy!” it would seem that there should be less separation anxiety. That worked for a couple of days until Alice figured it out, so despite my lack of parental goodness, Alice will still clutch at me when I try to drop her off at school. It also shows that more communication is not always better. Alice has stated clearly that she should be able to lay on the couch in her underwear / pullups and watch Dora all day instead of having to go to school. She’s so mature for her age.

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I dropped her off a bit earlier today. Before group time while they were still doing individual play. The drop off went much better than the last couple times. I think she is more easily distracted if she has something to “do” rather than sit through organized learning.

Posted by: Mom on 12 September 2007 at 13:37

Heck, I am sitting through organized learning…yet here I am checking your blog.…(posting from class..)

Posted by: Deborah on 12 September 2007 at 17:34

Tsk, Tsk! But at least you weren’t asleep :-) The dozers annoy me more than the browsers when lecturing.

Posted by: Mom on 13 September 2007 at 10:23

In my defense…it wasn’t a lecture night. It was a research night :)

Posted by: Deborah on 14 September 2007 at 06:52
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