Professor Mom

Chronicles the life of a mom, teacher, and writer trying to stay sane amid the chaos of daily life.

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mouse's picture mouse

I go back and forth on wanting Scooter to be surrounded by friends and then completely understanding his need to be alone or with only one friend at a time. The hard part for me about his focusing on just one or two kids is that he's so terribly disappointed when they can't play or want to do something he doesn't.

Scooter's 5th was the first time we did more than treats in the daycare classroom. We did a laid-back, backyard party with only a few kids from his class. I've already wondered what we'd do next year when his class is much bigger, but this serves as a reminder to follow Scooter's lead when we get there.


Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

I know what you mean, Mouse. It's hard to NOT try and plan the "perfect" party for our kids...like I said, I think it's taken me thins long to realize that I should follow L.'s lead more...

Thanks so much for stopping by to comment :)


beck's picture beck

Good for L for knowing just what he wants - that's a special sort of gift, I think. My Girl is always convinced that she wants big sleepover parties, which I KNOW will dissolve into bitter factions and tears. Grade school aged girls! They're AWESOME.

What blew my mind recently is that The Girl is now older than ARTHUR. How did THAT happen?


Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

It's so hard when they DO insist that they want such-and-such party and then it doesn't go well. Maybe I'll put up a post tomorrow about *that*!

It's also hard when your child gains on and passes the age of some static childhood storybook character--I know exactly what you mean!