Aug 31, 2009

Good Things

Princess Belle was watching the movie, "Over the Hedge" last night. And suddenly she came running down the stairs so excited, "Mommy, guess what?" When I answered, she said, "I was watching the Hedge movie and they said that turtles were reptiles!" She remembered our lessons on animal groups and was excited to see one mentioned in her movie! I was happy to see her so excited about her lessons.

Today we woke up and it was an awful day. She woke up in an awful mood. She gave me a hard time about every little thing, her breakfast, her clothes, her various body parts hurting, every little things she could think of. She looked at me and said, "It is going to be a bad day!" I was dreading starting her schooling today and considered reconsidering our plans for today. When I sent her to public school on days like that in the past, I was always called in for a meeting with the teacher and the principal and the school psychologist to see what we could do about the horrible behavior she had had in school that day, some horrible, outrageous thing she did that day. But, today, I took the plunge and started right in and got to work. And surprisingly, when we started our schooling and the bad behavior just stopped. She was so interested in her work, she just got right to it. After about an hour, she looked up and said, "Mommy, I thought it was going to be a bad day, but it's not. It is a great day." After our day was over, I looked at her and asked her how her day was and she put her hands over her face and said, "I thought it was going to be like this" and she opened her hands revealing a grumpy face. She covered her face with her hands again and said, "But it was actually like this" opening her hands to reveal a great big grin on her face." She had fun. I know we are doing something right when we can turn a day around like that.


Julie said...

Glad she was able to turn her mood around! :D

Julie said...

That's awesome. What heartwarming moments! :)