Monday, April 03, 2006

Naughty Girl?

This is so silly, but its been bugging me all day, so I decided to blog about it . . .

this morning Alyssa and I went to Jazzercise, per usual. Its Monday, so that means that two of my good friends are the babysitters in the childcare room, so I feel totally comfortable leaving Alyssa there and I know both Staci and Steph adore Alyssa. Today they had 22 kids in there (2 over capacity, but they made an exception this time). After class I thanked Staci and Steph for watching Alyssa and they told me that they almost had to come get me because she got 3 warnings. They told the kids that they each would get 2 warnings if they misbehaved and then if they got a 3rd, they would go get their mom. Alyssa got two warnings for throwing a ball and one for climbing on the chairs, but Steph said that since she was so young they decided to let it slide.

I *think* they were just messing with me ~ they both have a sarcastic/teasing sense of humor, but its really bothering me. We have this one family of "devil children" that every child care provider dreads to take care of and I would be horrified if I found out that anyone felt that way about taking care of Alyssa.

But she's 18 months old . . . she can barely throw a ball, its more of a drop, so I can't see her getting in trouble for actually throwing it . . . she couldn't hit anyone/thing if she tried! And she does like to climb on things, but its not like you can do much to stop her from doing that at this age besides distracting her with something else.

I'm so torn up about this . . . I seriously feel like I'm going to cry just thinking about it! I feel so horrible! Its not like she was doing anything REALLY wrong like biting or pinching or hitting, but I still feel absolutely sick about it. And the worst part is, I really think they were just giving me a hard time.

5 comments:

Paula said...

I wouldn't sweat it. I'd be more concerned that they would consider "expelling" an 18-month old. That's some harsh punishment!

Anonymous said...

I wouldn't worry. If that's the worse she does, I think you can rest easy. :)

Chad said...

Well, watch out - I bet Eric will end up teaching her things that get her even more warnings...

Midwest Momma said...

Her behavior is totall age appropriate! They can't expect Alyssa to completely follow directions, or not climb at this age. Also, she can't understand the concept of 3 warnings you're out either. She is just being a normal, well adjusted toddler. You are a GREAT mother, and you do a GREAT job with Alyssa.

Christi said...

Thanks all for the words of support. I know its silly and they were probably just teasing, but I was really surprised at how worked up I got.