Friday, May 12, 2006

Smuggling Operation

As weird as it may seem, pre-schools generally discourage kids from bringing toys to school. Cowboy has gotten away with it a few times, but we support the teachers if for no other reason than to keep him from losing his toys at school.

For the past few years we were a little worried about him and his social skills. The boys there didn't really get along real well, and he had issues with a bully in school that the teachers refused to do anything about. We even considered pulling him out a few times. But for whatever reason, in the past few months there has been a change of heart there and the kids have been getting along great--even the bully. We're actually not looking forward to the end of the school year because he is having so much fun there.

We usually put Cowboy's lunch box in his backpack (it's really the only thing it's used for at this point). For some reason last night he emphasized to SW and I that he wanted to keep his lunch box in his "cubby" (small storage shelf each student has) instead of in his bag. OK, no problem. We'll take it out when we get there. He seemed pretty adamant to hand-carry his lunch box. So SW overrode him and went to put his box in his bag this morning, with him shouting protests the whole time.

When she went to pick up his bag, it must have weighed 50 pounds. Over the course of the last 24 hours he has apparently been slowly depositing all the toys that he and his friends have agreed to take to school today to play with at lunch. I think SW was laughing so hard that she just let him take them in.

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