Saturday, August 13, 2011

Love the thunder

Listening to the thunderstorm rolling in on a Saturday afternoon is one of my favorite things to do on a day off.

Earlier I went to a workshop at church to take part in being a teacher for our Religious exploration program for the young 'Spirit Play' class. I hope I have what it takes, but I am willing to give it a try.

Jamie will be in the classroom I teach. We will see how that goes. The teacher from last year has had some issues with Jamie and he spelled some of them out today during the workshop.

Yes he pointedly brought up two occasions where Jamie hasn't gone along with the group.

He has done this before most recently at a church pool party where he shouted at me about Jamie climbing 'UP' the waterslide. And his child tried it and got hurt.

Yup, my child is challenging. She is very strong willed and wants to do what she wants to do.

His complaints this time were that Jamie won't always sit in the circle during Circle Time, (She prefers to sit in a bean bag chair instead of with the group.

And Jamie wears jewelry or clothes (like High Heels or a tiara) that are a distraction.

I got a little defensive. I really don't like being told my child isn't a good girl. I really felt like he was basically telling me he didn't like her.

And maybe he doesn't. That is part of life I guess. Not everyone is goiing to like my child or me for that matter.

So now I am sitting listening to the thunder.


Lauri said...

Uggh that is so hard... I am the first one to tell you or blog about the troubles I have with liv, but it can be hard to hear from someone else.

along with one of those challenging traits come three positive traits.

He def seemed to cross a line, I wonder if it was because he was a male and just did not get it?

It's thundering here too this sunday morning

Marthavmuffin said...

Well he is hispanic and I think part of it is he believes females should be submissive.

And he takes offense that neither Jamie nor I are submissive.

At. All.

Little Miss Sunshine State said...

I heard all these same things about my (now 26 yr old) son. I finally told his 1st grade teacher that she expected all her students to be cut out with the same cookie cutter. I told her to choose her battles.