Monday, September 15, 2008

Emma Kate goes to "school"

So, after almost 2 years of being a Work-at-home-mom, I am back in the real world. I started working for Auburn U in mid-August. Which obviously means EK is now in full-time day care. We LOVE her "school" and could not be happier. The first week she refused to nap and was "anti-social." Now, for those of you who know and love Emma Kate, we know she is not anti-social. However, we will admit that she is an observer. She is constantly watching people--of all ages--to figure them out. She doesn't run for a new toy the minute she sees it. She observes, she figures things out. She is very selective...and patient.

I assume this is what led to our next week's progess report, "Emma Kate was bitten today." Apparently she had been eyeing a particular cell phone toy for quite some time. There she was, playing with her cell phone, in her mind talking to "Sissy," no doubt. Sitting at her table when BAM, little-boy-who-will-not-be-named grabs the toy. As EK refuses to give up said toy, he-who-shall-not-be-named takes a chunk out of her back. HER BACK!! Well, EK refuses to back down and holds the cell phone with all her might. As no-name continually tries to pry the phone from her hands, she continues her very important-imaginary conversation with her sister. BAM, he bites her arm. We are talking "could convict via CSI teeth mark-bites."

The teacher informed us that Emma Kate did not cry. She simply told the teacher (who witnessed the biting go down) she had a "bo-bo," and moved to the other table.

All I have to say is I know my daughter. She is going to observe. She is going to be patient. But when she hits her boiling point with ol' no-name, it is not going to be pretty.

And I am sure I'll get a progress report to prove it.

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