Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Audrey Updates

Audrey really, really likes being an only child. On nights Ashley has cheerleading and she stays home with one of us, her personality really shines. And I don't necessarily think it doesn't on other days, its just when it is a one-to-one ratio, it stands out more. Saturday night when it was just her and I after we left Ashley with my friend to spend the night, I treated her to some "pink" ice cream at Cold Stone. She was flirting with the ice cream scooper person and giggling the whole time. Next we headed to Old Navy to get jeans for her.

Let me remind everyone she will be 3 in January. The size jeans that fit her? 18-24 months. This child is small.

Since the new schedule from July where I am dropping her off at daycare, I have only had a handful of days where she was clingy and crying when I left. Most mornings she uses the bathroom (how she doesn't go when she gets up is BEYOND me...), washes hands, and immediately tells me by and starts playing.

Audrey is one of two kids in her class of fourteen kids who does NOT have ringworm.

One morning last week, Audrey told me to "zip my lips". Not something I would say at all to my kids. Hush up or be quiet, but not zip your lips. I talk pretty frequently during drop offs and at playdates with two other Moms of kids in Audrey's class (one of the Mom's also has a daughter in Ashley's class in kindergarten). I discussed this with both of them, and they were having issues with one particular teacher in the class. About a month ago, one of my favorite teachers at Audrey's school left. She was replaced with a woman with great credentials, but obviously lacking something. Along with telling two year olds to zip their lips (not necessarily bad, but just not what I want my kid learning), she told one other girl she couldn't pee at nap time. These kids are TWO, not 10. The little girl had an accident, and had been having issues since.

Well, thanks to a great director at the school who listens to parents concerns, the teacher is no longer in Audrey's class. She has been given the chance to try out other classes to see if she is a better fit with a different age group. She was a nice person, I just think she didn't do well with Audrey's class and as they learn there, made bad choices.

10 comments:

Amanda-The Family News! said...

Ah yes.. Avery has been learning sign language and thinks that he can do the zipper across the mouth (not a real sign I don't think) and then say "zip it"! we are working on removing that "sign"!

Lori said...

I'm glad to hear that the director took the parents concern in consideration. two year olds are a tough age group and if the teacher isn't up to snuff then they are best off finding someone who understands this age

Kellie said...

Very happy that the director took parent's concerns and did something about it. Not letting a 2 year old use the bathroom during nap? What?!

Annikke said...

I'm glad the director listened to parents (maybe the director saw some of those same things too?) - that is always a great relief! Our daughter's (my daughter is 3)teacher is excellent and we just love her so much. I feel lucky to have such a great teacher for her!

bermudabluez said...

In today's world, I think you are very fortunate to have found a director that listens to the parents' concerns. Glad it worked out!

Laura said...

WOW that teacher sounds like a real treat! Glad she is gone.

BoufMom9 said...

OH my! What a teeny tiny fireball you have there!

Jaki said...

Jeremy doesn't go potty for the first time until he is at day care either!! If he stays home it is usually a few hours after he wakes up that he pees for the first time! Crazy!

Rachel said...

I think Alyssa is kinda the same way. When it's just me and her, she's much more well-behaved and plays more. Of course, she loves being in the spotlight. LOVES it. I see this child performing some day.

And, she wears the same size as Audrey and, yep, almost 3.

SJ said...

You think your daughter telling you to 'zip it' is bad?


How does 'mind your business' fair compared to that?