Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Ticket City


Ticket city is a spot way in the back of the
kindergarten room with all sorts of colored tickets for bad kids.
And today Claire received a red one.
Apparently, she went to the bathroom during seatwork,
and instead of going back to class, she helped herself to the monkey bars.
When I told Christian, we both laughed our heads off imagining
 Claire sneaking off for some one-on-one time with the playground.
Claire was ashamed and stressed out about her red ticket.
and has been constipated with a stomach ache since then.
Last night she didn't eat dinner.
Today I am keeping her home from school.
I don't think a 6-year-old should have stress right now.
There is plenty of time for that later.
We are going to make pancakes with lemon whipped cream
 and strawberries for breakfast.
I'm going to read her books all day long and take her to
 the nearby playground where she can play on the monkey bars 
until her little heart's content.