Thursday, May 27, 2010

Open your ears my dear...

This post is to my dear Cole.

You must have something stuck in your ears as your listening skills seem to have disappeared. I have checked your ears and they seem just fine. Your doctor also confirmed that your hearing is perfectly in tact.....humm, I'm therefore at a loss!

Is it because school has given you new found freedom to do what you want...when you want? Your teacher does not watch you like I do.....she does have 22 other munchkins running around....and I'm pretty sure she does not have eyes in the back of her head like your mommy does...

Or maybe you expend all of your listening skills from 8:30-11:30am at which point the listening tank is depleted...??

Is it certain friends at school? Are you being influenced by others? I'm hoping you are not a follower. I try to instill in you the confidence to make "good" decisions. I may have even pulled a phrase from grandma's book..

If (insert child name here) jumped off a bridge, would you jump off too? Is jumping off a bridge a smart decision? Will it result in a "good" outcome?

Oy, I'm showing my age.

Whatever it is...I am willing to remain consistent in my expectations. Respect, Compassion, Love. I accept nothing less.

You have lost your scooter for a week because you chose to "follow" bad behaviour. It pains me to take away any "fun" because someone with "other rules" is influencing you. I know you are only 5 and I'm trying to be patient.

I expect once school is out and you are mine 24/7 that those ears will magically become unclogged....

How many days until school is out??????


  1. oh funny!

    we are HUGE Univ of Michigan fans too. and don't know if we're buying that house. probably not, but it's still a possibility.


  2. HAHA...that post is too funny Cheryl! It's funny how those listening skills waiver now and then! And yelling doesn't seem to help either. Good choice with taking away the fave toy!

  3. Uh oh! Been there, actually I am still there some days only he's making these type of decisions all on his own. What is worse? Neither me thinks. Hang in there!

  4. The outside influences are terrible! Any way we could block them forever? Bubble boy anyone?

  5. Oh Cheryl, I hear you loud and clear! I had Chloe's ears checked out too, and apparently, she's fine....I'm not so sure!