The 4 year old has been at school full-time for the last 2 weeks. And it has been a bit of a rollercoaster. Either he's struggling with the whole day and is overtired, or is struggling with having to behave all day for his teachers, but he's been a little monster for me. If you live near me you'd recognise me as I'm the harassed one dragging a little boy to and from school by his arm, with him screaming blue murder. It's all fun fun fun!
The worst thing he did last week? Well, he knocked a little girl out! She's a friend's daughter and we walk to school and back with them. Apparently they were racing, and she was winning, so he pushed her. So hard she was knocked out!! How on earth do you deal with that?! She was fine, only out for a few seconds, but imagine if I wasn't friends with her mum! Luckily he seems to be behaving in school, I haven't been called in yet, so I'm hoping it's just a phase. But it's so wearing, and it makes me feel like a terrible mother. He can be so loving and adorable one minute, and a demon child the next!
And the 7 year old is playing up too. He was such a swot in school last year, got everything right, now he's not bothered. I know he can do it, he just can't be arsed. I don't know what's changed, but I don't need 2 kids giving me grief!
I might just go back to work and give a child-minder all my money until bedtime so I don't need to see them at all!