Monday, August 4, 2008

Dramatic Discoveries

Yes, we are at it again.....Teague started Dramatic Discoveries today. It is the Youth Theatre program for 5-8 year olds. It lasts two weeks. It's Monday - Friday from 9-12, so not too bad. Except for the whole gas thing.
Piper said that he could borrow one of her t-shirts since Teague didn't have one yet. So we woke him up and he was pretty gung ho! He ate breakfast, brushed his teeth, washed his hands and face and got dressed without one complaint (This is very unusual for Teague). We were out the door without any problems (again, unusual for Teague).

He was walking backwards in this picture

Piper spent the night at Grammies, so it was just he and I in the car. We talked and he kept asking me why I like to watch and listen to the news. Over and over again.....whatever.....When we pulled up to the West Institute he got a huge smile on his face and said, "WAAAAHOOOO!" We walked upstairs, he signed in, put his snack on the shelf and got his t-shirts, then stood there patiently (????) waiting for instructions. It ends up that Eleanor (Piper's friend Robin's little sister) and Zev (was a fellow gosling in Charlotte's Web) are in his "Company" (class). And Stephanie, the girl/lady that played Charlotte is his teacher. After everything was situated, I took off. Teague didn't have a care in the world, he just waved and said "Bye Mom, I love you!" Now, this is what is weird. Piper's first year she was the same age as Teague is now, so tell me this...why was it harder for me to leave Teague than it was for me to leave Piper two years ago? Is it because Teague is so small, that it seems weird to see him with kids that are all a head taller than him? it because he is my baby, and it is weird for me to see him with kids that are a head taller than him that are all his age doing the same thing.....growing up? He isn't a baby anymore! And I won't have another baby. Does this mark the beginning of an end for me?

Anyway, at noon, I was sitting on the stairs waiting for him, he came and sat right next to me and said, "I was kind of bad!"
"What?!?" I said.
"Well, just kind of!" he said
So, I went to talk to his teacher to find out what he had done. Apparently....NOTHING! During music time he just had a hard time staying in his seat and was standing up trying to be in other words, he was not being bad, he was just being.....TEAGUE! So we had a little talk about staying in his seat during class. But I love that they let him be himself! I am glad that he felt okay being himself. And, he didn't get in all. However, he got the idea somewhere that he was being bad. Hmmmm......I don't want Teague to ever feel like he is being bad when he is just being Teague.

He told me that he loved it and can't wait to go back tomorrow.

1 comments: Maegan said...

it's because he's a boy :)