Why is it that the more time I spend parenting the less I actually feel like I know how to parent? Let me present a dilemma: tattling. Lucy spends a lot of time defending her actions in kindergarten (she's having loads of troubles staying out of trouble at kindergarten) by telling me and everyone else how mean the other kids are to her. "Mom, he is always being so mean to me, Mooooommmmm she keeps giving me mean looks all the time. Mooooooooommmmmmmm he bumped me first, on PURPOSE" I have spent enough time in her class room to note that this tattling is also directed at her poor teacher, and it's not just Lucy it's quite a few of the kids, girls in particular.
Soooo the dilemma is this: With all the talk about bullying going around lately, and the advice about listening to your kids and having an open line of communication etc it feels like I should be open and empathic when Lucy starts
In other news, Lucy has been down with a fever and some pretty nasty mouth sores for 3 days now. Poor little baby. She's a real trooper though, drinking when I ask her to and taking necessary medicine. Sadly the fevers do not seem to impact her energy level much. I know I'd be worried sicker if she was lethargic but I'd just like to see that once ...
In other other news. Seems as if the woes in kindergarten have caused us to shift things at home a bit. We are doing lots of "attachment style" work, just to help with some regulation and it's amazing how much more fun and enjoyable our evenings and weekends have become. Seriously, LOVE her so much ... gaaawwwwhhh.