Monday, June 21, 2010

A Lesson Learned


Today Chris had his first gymnastics class in a month. He had finally graduated to the 3 and 4 year old class...his own age group! He still hasn't done a forward roll, but his teacher said he was mature enough to handle the other requirements and the full hour long class. So today I got to take him to his class. Unfortunately, he was sound asleep at 4:45 p.m. I had to pull he and Sam out of bed to run them over to gymnastics. He misbehaved the entire hour long class. Now he wasn't the only one, but he was the most obstinent one.

At one point, his teacher sent him to me, that perhaps "sitting with your Mommy will help you listen better." He wasn't doing what she told him. At All. Oh yeah. Time Out. And oddly enough, after a little 'discussion' he did behave a little bit better. Not much but some. And it wasn't air conditioned in there. It was Ugly.

So the Lesson here is if Chris is sleeping, Let Him Sleep.

I will not wake him to take him to class. Better to be late, than to have an uncooperative Beast on my hands. He finally perked up, 40 minutes into the class. ;)

Then he was happy and went to play with Grandma while Daddy had a meeting, and Mommy went to the Melting Pot on a Mom's Night Out. Happy Day Redeemed!