Grant is not always the best behaved little kindergartner…. he’s a BOY.
He talks out of turn.
He doesn’t always follow directions.
He runs with scissors.
Typical 6 year old boy stuff.
When I picked him up from school on Friday, I received a report from his teacher that he created quite a disturbance earlier in the day. It appears that he asked to be excused from class in order to use the restroom. While in there, he decided to kick the trash can.
You see, a few months ago he discovered that if you kick the trash can it creates a fabulous banging sound that has echoes. Echoes are great. Except that you’re not supposed to kick trash cans in the bathroom when you should be in class listening to your teacher.
He was able to resist this compulsion for a few months, but for whatever reason, he could resist no longer. He went in there and kicked the trash can. He kicked it enough that he disturbed 3 other classes and the Principal!
Well, of course he got in trouble. He’ll miss recess this week, and he had to write a letter of apology to the Principal…..
I was given a copy of his apology letter:
I am sary that I kicked the chrash can. I will nevur do it a gen.
Got it. OK…
Me: “But Grant, what is this a picture of…?”
Grant: “It’s me kicking the trash can.”
Me: “Is that a thought bubble above your head? What are you thinking about…?”
Grant: (looking at me like I’m a bit slow) “I’m thinking about kicking the trash can.”
Duh. Of course.
I just love that the “thought bubble” was so focused and so typical of what motivates little boys. Nothing nefarious… just the single minded focus of making a loud noise.
Me: “At any rate, don’t do it again.”
I was able to wait until he left the room before I busted out laughing.