I picked Grady up from school today and asked the typical question "well how did he do?" His teacher said "Well, we try to do arts and crafts and it seems like Grady just isn't interested. We suggest the idea 3 times throughout the day but don't push him to do it. I think he just needs to be more socialized, but we'll talk about that later." I walked away thinking "what's that supposed to mean?"
It probably means what it means exactly what she said. It means mommy needs to grow thicker skin, with calluses and dirt and more calluses. Why did that comment effect me so much? I can only imagine this schooling transition is not only tough on Grady, but tough on me as well. I'm getting commentary now with my child. It's like a voice-over commentator in a football game. "Well Mike, it looks like Grady did a fumble down the arts and crafts line." "You're right Dick, Grady just can't seem to cut it today..."
I'm sure if Mom's of football players were hearing that during the game, they would be shouting back at the T.V. saying "YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT, HE'S JUST HAVING A BAD DAY! SHUT-UP DICK!"
I feel better now.
Here's daddy's interpretation: