Thursday, September 22, 2011

Excuses... excuses...

I am just a little fed up with fighting Sam about going to school.  It's a battle every day that I don't look forward to.  After all the muss and fuss of getting him to his class, I am so stressed out an grumpy that I can hardly enjoy my 2 hours of freedom.

What kills me is the excuses he comes up with.  Never once has it crossed his mind to claim sickness...

Me:  It's time to go to school, go get your shoes on, Sam!
Sam: No, I don't want to go to school.
Me: Why?
Sam:  Well, because... it's too scary!
Me: Why is it scary?
Sam: Well, because... there are too many papers in my cubby... it's just too scary!

Or...


Me:  It's time to go to school, go get your shoes on, Sam!
Sam: No, I don't want to go to school.
Me: Why?
Sam:  Well, because... I want to stay home and "rip" on Nephi!!
Me: So not going to happen... and where did you learn that word?

And my personal favorite:


Me:  It's time to go to school, go get your shoes on, Sam!
Sam: No, I don't want to go to school.
Me: Why?
Sam:  Well, because... it's too scary!
Me: Why is it scary?
Sam: Well, because... my teacher has scary hair!!  It makes me want to cry!
Me: Scary hair is no excuse...

I don't know why he doesn't like to go.  He always seems happy he went afterwords... oh, well.





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1 comment:

Ana said...

It might just be he's having difficulty adjusting to the longer schedule. My son went from staying home all the time (there is no real preschool option where we live) to going to full-day kindergarten (again, no option there). He loved school when he was there, and always had good things to say about it, but every night he'd complain about having to go back, and every morning he'd drag his feet or play sick (after being able to stay home one time for a real sickness). It was so frustrating! We just kept sending him, although I'd let him stay home some afternoons (they go home for lunch every day, so that was easy) every few weeks when it seemed beneficial. By January, he was doing fine and all the complaining stopped.

Good luck! It's a real pain in the neck to have a kid who fights you in the mornings.