This adorable child is amazing. I went to back to school night last night and I was thrilled that only 3 parents showed from my son's class. I got to speak to the teacher for some time and she raved about my boy.
She was very complimentary about his reading skills. First grade is fast paced and he thrives in the learning environment. His teacher told me that he is the best first grade reader she has seen. When I mentioned his behavior and that I was pleased, she was shocked.
I told her it was amazing that my boy had remained on GREEN every day this year. They use a card pulling system and GREEN means that he had no warnings and no offenses. I told her that we had a difficult start to the year last year and had decided to start ADD medication last January. She said that she would've had NO IDEA that my son ever had behavioral issues! Yay!
Of course we are still on medication, but the bedtime routine has been cemented and he matured incredibly over the summer. I see much less anxiety in him over the last week or so and I couldn't be happier. There have even been times when he told me about other boys behaviors and I asked him if he acted like that too. He assured me that he would never act like that, he's far too grown up and behaved for that. Nice.
I'm certain that he will have his own issues. I'm certain he will still act like a boy at some point and make a rude noise or gesture, but by this time last year he had been in the office already and had maybe had one GREEN card. I am pleased.
On the way home he told me that they have cameras on the bus with which the police can hear what goes on. I asked why he said that. He said his bus driver told him that after his seat partner used a cuss word. I asked if he said one. He said "Yes, but the police weren't listening then because I didn't get in trouble." Mortified I asked what word. He said, "The U word." Confused, I asked, "What U Word." To which he responded, "Mom, the one that goes under your pants."
That's my boy.
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