Wednesday, August 25, 2010

the teacher's kid

Otter and I have maintained a good teacher/student relationship. Until today.

He's on an IEP due to "lost time" back when he was having constant seizure activity. He has a difficult time staying on task and it's probably worse with his mom as the teacher.

We had about 5 minutes of free time before our next subject and I told Otter he needed to finish his handwriting from earlier in the day. He complained and I told him he could wait until Ketchup. (Ketchup time = catch up time. Get it?) When Ketchup rolled around he threw a HUGE temper tantrum. Like I don't even see these at home! He pretty much lost it and started bawling and got mad several times until he threw his pencil across the room. He was so upset I had to send him to the office. It was CRAZY!

That's MY kid. The kid ALL the teachers raved about last year. How kind and polite he was. Who is this kid? I want my kid back.

I pray this was a one time occurrence. I really want him in my class and he wants to be in my class as well. But this kind of thing can't happen again.

10 cleansing comments:

Megan said...

I'm sure it's rough being the teacher to your child. I know my mom and I had a touch and go relationship while she was my teacher. You'll figure out a balance. I'll be praying.

Kmama said...

That has to be hard for both of you. I bet he's just testing his boundaries right now. Hopefully things will go much smoother soon!!

blueviolet said...

Is he having trouble separating your roles as parent and teacher? Sorry it's tough right now!

purseblogger said...

Oh man, that is so hard. My guess is he is testing you. They always say the child is worse for their parent than someone else. I hope it gets better soon girl. xoxo

Shell said...

I didn't realize that he was in your class! My kids don't act out like that for others, but for ME- oh yeah. I don't think I could ever teach mine b/c of that.

But, if you both really want it to work, sending prayers for you that you can!

Mommy Lisa said...

I will be praying for you.

Connie Arnold said...

That's a tough situation! Sounds like a lot of prayer and patience are needed. Praying things improve!

Beth Zimmerman said...

Aw Brooke! That's hard. Praying that it was a rare occurrence rather than an example of things to come!

Sissy said...

I cannot imagine having to teach Aidan at school. He's so much better for other people than me - it would be a disaster. I bet it doesn't happen with Otter again, just a bad day.

Mrs4444 said...

That doesn't sound like much fun for either one of you. Do you have a choice? I hope it gets better.

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