How did I forget so quickly?? I was looking forward to this…why?? Within the first twenty minutes, we had tears, yelling, throwing our book…then ourselves…onto the floor. I asked Kiki – "Is this how you behaved for your teacher yesterday?" She says "Of course not…but you’re my mom." I gave her the lecture about why as her mother I deserved even greater respect. The whole "honor your mother and father" deal. She just looked at me and rolled her eyes. I am giving myself a pat on the back, however, because I never lost my cool. So it didn’t turn into a total meltdown. We took several breaks today, so even tho it took longer than it should have to get through our curriculum, we did get through it.
I forgot all about tonite being Kid’s Club at church…sigh…I didn’t really prepare anything… Oh well, it’ll work out alright. Thank goodness I am teaching 1st and 2nd grade, and Kiki has moved up to 3rd…no more of this "I don’t have to behave for my mom!" business. Some days, I think she’s playing me. She’s too bright for me, I think!