Grade One girls crack me up. Seriously. In our old school as soon as I entered the vicinity of Aiden's classroom I would be surrounded by several grade one girls telling me how the day went. I would hear things like "Hi Aiden's mom. Aiden did good today" or "Aiden didn't have a very good day today". They all reminded me of little mom/teachers. So cute.
I THOUGHT that it was because these particular little girls had known Aiden for a couple years and knew me and hence felt comfortable sharing this information with me.
I was so wrong.
It only took two days for the wee mom/teachers disguised as grade one girls in our new school to begin to approach me with the daily report. Today as soon as I walked in I was approached by two sweet girls and this is what I heard.
girl 1: Hi Aiden's mom. Aiden only had TWO tantrums today.
girl 2: which isn't so bad but isn't so great either.
girl 1: and our teacher had to get the principal to read him a story
girl 2: ya because he got a little crazy
Me: (looking bemused) really? wow. a lot happened today!
girl 1: ya. it did.
girl 2: but I think Aiden will do better on Monday
girl 1: ya because he can sleep all weekend long and maybe calm down a bit
girl 2: because he really wanted to come home today
girl 1: because he got frustrated
girl 2: and that's why he had a tantrum
girl 1: TWO tantrums
girl 2: ya. two tantrums. But not three.
Aiden: MOOOOMMMMM let's GOOOOOOOO.
Me: (trying not to giggle) thanks girls, I'll see you on Monday.
girl 1: bye Aiden's mom
girl 2: bye Aiden
Aiden: (long gone out the door)
So it would seem the miracle of a great first day of school has worn off somewhat into a more predictable routine... at least the teacher doesn't think I was exaggerating his behaviour anymore :)