Wednesday, February 29, 2012
A Classic Tale of Good vs Evil
Oh Tyler. Sometimes he leaves us speechless, sometimes he leaves us giggling hysterically and sometimes he just leaves me very very worried. He has been overflowing with attitude lately. He has an answer for everything, a mind of his own and very few social graces. Not a stellar combination. He's had some serious 'sit downs' with daddy and things were improving...or so we thought. His preschool teachers have taken to threatening to call his Dad, that seems to do the trick! I have told him that if he isn't behaving himself at preschool and his teacher has to call me I will come there and paddle his hiney in front of all his friends! So the other day when his teacher commented that he wasn't participating and it was like pulling teeth to get him to do the letters with his class that day, I let him know in no uncertain terms how disappointed I was. "But mom! I think she forgets or something that we do the same letters every single time!! Why can't we do some different ones?" Perfectly logical really. I mean who's idea was it to only have 26 letters in the whole alphabet. Booooorrringg! Yesterday I go to pick him up from preschool and his teacher says...."ummm what side of the bed did Tyler get up on this morning?" I replied "uh...I'm guessing the wrong one?" Apparently he was really pushing the limits all day. grrrr.... again we had to have a discussion about what was happening at school.."mom seriously i sometimes forget how i'm supposed to behave at school!" the same way you are supposed to behave every single day. be kind, be polite, be respectful" "I have to do that every single time?" One day he was having a great day...he was being helpful, being polite, being kind to his friends, so I told him that evening that I really appreciated what a good boy he had been that day. oh boy....I opened a can of worms on that one. "that's because this morning I took bad Tyler out of my body and put good Tyler in!" where's bad Tyler? "I shoved him into one of the apple bins" Well I like this good Tyler much much better! "but you know mommy that tonight bad Tyler will probably sneak into my window and crawl back into my body" Well from now on every time bad Tyler comes out Bad Mommy's coming out too! "oh no! Bad mommy is scary. Bad tyler doesn't like bad mommy!" So we reached an understanding that good Tyler = good mommy. Bad tyler = bad mommy. Not sure if I should find this funny or be somewhat concerned over his apparent recognition of two very distinct 'Tylers' !