I went to help out in Conner’s class today. I always try to glean a few things while I’m there to help me be a better parent.
1. Accentuate the positie eliminate the negative. I think that Conner was singing this in class the first week I was there. I totally think that Conner’s teacher holds this firm. She consistantly praises the kids (and at no point do I see her turn into a freaking medusa screaming her head off — as I sometimes do), and guides them to make good decisions.
2. We can make a difference in childhood obesity. She has those kids doing PE all the time, and running. It’s really helping me remember that Conner needs just as much active time as he needs as veg-ing time. Recently I’ve made it that for every minute that Conner either spends doing some sort of fitness exercise, he gets the same # of minutes to either be on the computer or at the TV.
3. Conner’s an ok kid. Sometimes I get so caught-up in all the things he’s doing wrong, or needs to do better at, I forget to look at the big picture and realize he’s smart, well-adjusted and a dream. Well, most of the time.
Anyway, that’s what I learned today. I always love to go into the class. I was wondering how it’d be to go on Wednesdays after I’ve only had like 5 hours of sleep the night before. I think it’s better, I feel more prepared to parent when I leave.