I hoped my kid wouldn’t be that kid. The kid that causes trouble; the kid that brings chaos to an otherwise peaceful class of children.
It seems he is that kid. He steals binkies.
Ms. Kayla first brought this to my attention earlier this week. “He’s getting very quick!” she said.
“Oh, I know. He’s really moving around now, isn’t he?”
“Well, he’s fast… but he’s also sneaky…”
“He keeps snatching binkies.”
“Yeah, I’ll put him down on one side of the room and I’ll turn around and the next thing I know, he’s on the other side of the room, stealing a binky from one of the other kids.”
“Oops. Uh. I’ll talk to him about this.”
I brought him home, relayed the message to Mike, and we had a good chuckle. Until the next day when Ms. Kayla said again, “He had a good day today… and he’s still stealing binkies…”
But I think we’ve handled it well. Mike sat him down this morning and had a talk with him. It went something like this: “Hey, don’t steal any binkies today. It’s not nice to steal binkies. Would you want someone to steal your bottle from you? That would make you upset, right? Ok, so don’t steal any binkies.”
I am confident that took care of the issue. I’m sure he’s behaving like a perfect non-binky-snatching angel today.
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