More bounce house pictures from the weekend below but first, a school story.
Maxwell is in a small class this year with only 6 kids. He does great when I drop him off – he runs right in and waves at me and says “Bye bye mama!” with a smile. But, the past two times I dropped him off, two of the little boys in his class were NOT happy about being there. I mean, SCREAMING crying. When Maxwell saw them crying and all the chaos, he clung on to me and started to tear up. Not good. I’m going to try taking him a few minutes later because another teacher comes in at 9:10 and takes the criers out to a different room. But, knowing that might not always happen I also had a little chat with him about what to do when other kids in his class are crying. I told him that if they’re sad it doesn’t mean that he needs to cry too, but that he should give them a little hug and let them know it’s going to be ok.
Now, I have no idea if he actually understood what I told him BUT… When I went to pick him up yesterday, the teacher said that earlier that morning one of the little boys really didn’t want to make his craft and was throwing a little fit. She said that Maxwell went over to him and started showing him how to make it and then, when he was still upset, Maxwell knelt beside him and patted him on the back!!!!! She said she was melting and, my goodness, I would have too! My sweet, sweet boy. I have such a great kid and I just can’t believe how much I love him!
That sweet, sweet boy deserved some bouncing fun this past weekend so we happily obliged!
See you tomorrow!