He moved up to an older class at his school in August. I've been having a tough time with the adjustment. I feel like they moved him too early but I'm not sure what to do about it now. This type of school only changes classes once every three years. The class he advanced to is ages 3-6. At 2 1/2 he's the youngest. I think he loves being in there with the older kids but I think the teachers forget that he's so young. They expect A LOT out of him. For the most part he has risen to the occasion but there is one thing that he's just not ready to do. They expect him to wipe his own behind after pooping. He's not quite capable of that yet so he has dirty underwear and a rash on his bottom. I have had SEVERAL conversations with the teachers and they have finally agreed to help him. Their stance is that he needs to be independent and learn to do it himself. I get that. This school is dedicated to growing independent problem solvers. However, this is something that is causing him physical discomfort and it needs to be addressed. Hopefully we won't have any more issues like this.
A few updates about our little man that I don't want to forget:
1. He loves spiderman, ninja turtles and transformers! John is absolutely thrilled that he has progressed from Elmo & Mickey Mouse to something that they can watch together!
2. I still lie down with him at night until he falls asleep. He says some of the funniest things during these nightly chats. He likes to talk about people as dinosaurs, penguins and robots. I can't get him to talk about school unless I ask him if the Big Boy Dinosaur had fun at school that day.
3. As mentioned above, he is very independent. If he wants something to eat or drink he gets it himself. If he wants cereal he will get out the bowl, spoon and cereal and then I help him pour the milk. He should be able to do that himself soon. If he makes a mess he gets a towel and cleans it up. He likes to help cook and clean too. He's mommy's little helper.
4. He still has some pretty terrible tantrums but most of the time he's a sweet little man.
5. He loves to play outside with his "friends." When he sees the neighborhood kids playing he'll walk out there and scream, "Hey friends! I'm coming to play!"
6. To my delight, he loves to sing and dance. BUT most of the time he won't let me sing with him. He'll say, "No mom. You don't sing. This is MY favorite song." As if I'm ruining his favorite song by singing it. poor mom. He's also picky about the songs on the radio. He's constantly telling me to change the station until he finds something he likes.
|One of C's school pictures.|
|Holding up his Transformers movie.|
We are taking family photos Sunday so stay tuned for those!