Tuesday, October 28, 2003

Picture Day

Play rehearsal was cancelled yesterday, yay! I guess I shouldn't "yay" about it, but ah well.

Yesterday was picture day at school, and the kids could wear anything they wanted (instead of the usual uniforms). I told Jack he could pick his own outfit, so he chose his overalls. They are the engineer kind, and then he chose his royal blue "soccer" shirt with a white collar to go with it. Not a too bad of choice, overall. They didn't clash horribly, blue is a good color for him, and it's only a picture afterall.

Last night was not a good night. I don't know why he is in such turnoil lately, but he has been Mr. Attitude with a capital A. Argh. He even started getting an attitude this morning. One second he is fine, then he isn't. I am thinking it may have to do with having the substitute teacher all last week. Mrs. C is back this week, but last week the kids were really acting up, and I am sure Jack has decided he can act like them too. So, it's time to lay down the law, lol.

As if I am not already on top of things, but oh well. It is not worth the headaches to deal with his fits. So, we need to figure out a way to keep them from happening. Oddly enough, the last few days, Jack has been going on and on about how he is a big boy, he's 5.5 years old, so he can do this and that by him self afterall. I am wondering why he is saying that or where he heard it because I have always tried to be pretty careful about using that sort of logic around him. I don't expect certain behavior from him because he has hit a certain number of years in age. I expect things because he has hit a point where he can understand the difference between right and wrong, and the difference between acceptable and unacceptable behaviors.

But anyway. I am sure they aren't as bad as I make them sound to be. One or two bad days doesn't overthrow the rest of the good ones. We got some pumpkins from the orchard on Sunday, even though I hadn't planned on it. And, yes, the squirrels have already eaten most of the one Jack picked out, lol. Dratted squirrels.

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