Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Where'd our Angel Go?
Joshua has always been such a good little boy. We have really been spoiled with him. He is a good listener, makes good choices, and is usually the most well behaved 2 year old I've seen. His teachers have always told us what a joy he is to have around, and when we were part time, tried to get me to take other kids home instead so that they can keep Josh longer. =) But with our new schedule has come some adjustment. Joshua is starting to misbehave a bit at school, and we are getting some less than glowing reports at the end of the day. His biggest problems are spitting and throwing toys (not really throwing them at anyone, but just chucking them across the room). He even pulled his little girlfriend's hair today (does that mean they are broken up now?) His teacher told Andrew this afternoon "He's always been my little angel!" but he's been less than angelic the last couple of weeks. Well, maybe that's being a little harsh. It's only been 2 or 3 bad days, but when you've had 2 1/2 years of nothing but glowing reports, that's a lot. We suspect it is because he is getting a little less sleep due to the new schedule. He used to get up at 7:00, and now he is getting up at 6:00, and there hasn't really been too much compensation on the bedtime side. So we are making an effort to have him in bed at least a half hour earlier than we have. But when you're putting the King of Procrastination to bed, that can become a challenging task. The "I make it dark" and "one more ice ice baby" and his moment of solitude before finally deciding to get under the covers can really drag bedtime out, and before you know it, it's 8:30. Hopefully in another week or so we'll have our schedules all worked out and will be back to normal. We just want our little angel back!