Bella had a birthday celebration day at school today. I sent M&M cookies with festive napkins for all her friends. They sang Happy Birthday to her and she got to wear the Birthday Crown all day. Her birthday is in June. Can you imagine her confusion?
Confusion or not, she apparently turned into a birthday brat. When I picked her up at school, she was just waking up and asked to color, as the other kids were doing.
Her teacher said no. Em. Okay and why?
Teacher went on to explain how much Bella had misbehaved at naptime. That she refused to lay down and be quiet. The kids don't have to sleep but they do have to lay on their mats. Apparently, Bella was quite belligerent about it.
I took wailing Bella from class and we started to leave when I thought how this wasn't a good way to leave school. We talked a bit and agreed she should apologize.
Bella hugged both of her teachers and apologized for misbehaving. They hugged her back and told her they love her and want her to have happy days.
Not missing a beat, Bella said, "So can I color now?"
Just as quickly, Teacher chirped, "Maybe Thursday!"
Ew. That didn't go over well. We went on our wailing way to the car.
Hey, it is Teacher's territory, not mine. Her tough love is what has helped Bella most during this past year of school. Tough love for me too...