Well, it used to be that PM's best little friend was the one always getting "brown barns" at school, but now it is PM. Let me explain the barns. They start the morning with a "red barn". If they are sent to time-out or "talked to" three or more times, it gets changed to a "brown barn". If they are really, awful, it gets changed to a "black barn" and they get a letter/note sent home.
Since we returned from Disney, PM has had real problems at school. First he was talking constantly. Now he just isn't listening. He flat out refused to do his worksheets on Tuesday. The teacher even gave him extra time and he just sat there. Oh my, what am I in for when he gets older?!! He received a "brown barn" both Monday and Tuesday of this week, so I decided to pay a visit to his classroom on Wednesday morning to talk to his teacher. It went well, but he still got a "brown barn" that day. His teacher did send a note home that he had done better, just not quite well enough.
Today he did it though. He finished the day with a "red barn"!!! Yippee!! Let's hope the trend of constant brown is over! So, why did I start off talking about his friend? Because his friend used to get all of these. I pick him up along with PM, so I got the duty of telling his mom, who is a good friend of mine, that he had a "brown barn" everyday. I know she was frustrated. I felt bad for her, but at the back of mind was always "I have the good kid. I am so glad I don't have to deal with that! Ha!" Well, look what came back to bite me in the ass!
So, I have to get over these thoughts that PM is better than the other kids. But, how does a mom do that? Seriously?