August 25, 2005

So How Was Today?

The Boy says he doesn't want to talk about it, but that he wishes he could have all the new kids in his class, but have his preschool teachers from last year.

Of note to me, of the other parents I talked to while hanging out during the drop off and pick up times, all the girls gave their parents good reports and the boys did not. This teacher has two sons, so it isn't like she isn't used to boys. I wonder if it is more related to the fact that she seems to like quiet and have a lot of rules. In my somewhat limited experience, and there are no doubt a million counter-examples, five and six year old girls seem to handle rules and being quiet better than five and six year old boys.

I love the hippie German school ideal and last year we were very happy. I just want The Boy to think school is a neat place. I don't want Kindergarten to be a place he's forced to go. He's got plenty of years to get jaded.


I make it a million and two, at least!

If this were one of the gels, I'd probably just write it off to drama queendom and give it a few days to sort itself out. Dunno much about five or six year old boys, but I'd still probably just wait and see what happens.

Posted by: Robert the Llama Butcher at August 25, 2005 04:45 PM

Amen, sister. That's what I'm saying about my kindergartener, also. It's kindergarten, for crying out loud!! She will have plenty of time for disliking school later. Why does it have to be kindergarten?!!

Posted by: angie at August 25, 2005 10:08 PM