Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Adios Ethan

Shef is in the midst of moving classes at school, which I think is pretty swell, partly because he’ll get a little break from Ethan, the biting, swearing, fake gun-wielding classmate, who won’t be moving up until February.

The other day when I dropped Shef off in his room, we both thought that Ethan wanted to play hide-and-seek, seeing as he ran giggling behind a bookshelf in the “home area” and crouched down to avoid being seen.

But then, after we made a big show of looking for him unsuccessfully in various other toddler departments, and then finally peeked cheerfully around his home-area bookshelf, we discovered that maybe we’d misunderstood the cues.

Ethan scrunched up his face, yelled, “NOOOOO,” four or five times, and began shooting us with fast-alternating index fingers while chanting "Pow! Pow! Pow! Pow!"

At conferences the previous week, I told Teacher Sheila that whenever Shef gets hurt at school and we ask who did it, he tells us it was Ethan.

“Is that true?” I asked, even though I know from being on the other side of the conferencing table that it’s a real pain when parents bring up crap like that.

“Well,” said Teacher Sheila carefully, “he is one of the most aggressive in the room right now, but he doesn’t do everything.”

I'm not so sure.


cg said...

I think Shef should just skip a year, I am sure he will cope far better in the older classes without having to deal with Ethan as well ;-)

mi said...

We had great success when we moved Hayden to another class. It sounds like a class without Ethan would probably be a much better environment. Might limit your blog topics though...;)

Undomestic said...

I wonder if I can just switch Cameron's class. There's just something wrong when he comes home with worksheets that he could have done 2 years ago. Count the dots and circle the correct number???? Come on!!!!!