Nyaa nyaa nya nyaa nyaaaa!

July 17th, 2008

So, today when I dropped Babyzilla off at school, one of his charming classmates took it upon himself to yell at gently inform me, “[Babyzilla] was pushing Bobby today!!”

That’s great, kid. Now go play in traffic or something.

But seriously, I get it. Babyzilla, who’s one step away from juvy, pushed Bobby. I already knew about it. Obviously it didn’t happen “today” because today hadn’t even started yet. That’s one aspect I really hate about all of this –-the ‘tattle-tale’ kids and a lack of concept of time at this age. One incident turns into something that happened yesterday, today, tomorrow…. and is reported with great enthusiasm as often as a need for dramatic announcements dictates.

I’ve even been tripped up by Babyzilla himself, saying he hit someone as if it just happened, when he’s actually referring to something that occurred days, if not weeks, ago. A little more prying reveals that, for whatever reason, he’s just regurgitating a previous incident already known to me. (He’s undoubtedly trying to give me a heart attack so he can claim his inheritance before kindergarten.) This is probably why I’m convinced he’s nailing someone every five minutes, while his teachers seem relatively unconcerned.

Lord knows what the other kids are saying to their parents, though. The mom of this particular child seemed decidedly uninterested in his proclamation, but who knows? She could have whispered to him covertly, “Just avoid Devil Child for now and we’ll have you transferred to another class as soon as possible,” or, “We’ll commence with the witch hunt when the new school year starts in the Fall.”

Yes, I’m feeling defensive toward a preschooler. Perspective has never been one of my strong suits.

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3 Responses to “Nyaa nyaa nya nyaa nyaaaa!”

  1. Steve-O on July 31, 2008 10:49 am

    Not relevent to the post, just wanted to throw a comment out there that this site is coming along very nicely!!

  2. Kris on July 31, 2008 4:42 pm

    Hey Verona!! Here’s a shoutout from way across the country …. from my little only child world here in Massachusetts to you …. LOVE the blog & LOVE the “name” for our boy :) Alas, the hitting has returned, I see ….. I will have to stay tuned for other news on that front as well as some other tidbits about your world out there …. Cheers (as I toast you from my glass of Shiraz) !!

  3. mad mama on July 31, 2008 9:02 pm

    Great to see you Kris! :) Yep –we seem to have the only ‘onlies’ around, except yours seems to be able to keep his wee hands to himself. Keep checking back for the latest drama. I’ll try to put some wine stuff up!

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