Diego’s fantastic model child day was followed up by today, which happened to be one of the hardest days he has had at school in a long time.
His teacher had a list, but I had to pick just one thing to address with D at home. His attention span isn’t the greatest after school.
Diego apparently threw a car at another child’s head :/.
Diego doesn’t usually hit or get violent with other children so this surprised me.
Once we got home the conversation went like this:
Me: “Diego, Ms Gabby told me you threw a car at *Josh’s head today.
Diego: “No, I threw it at his mouth.”
Me: “Ummmm OK…..were you mad at Josh??”
Me: “Did Josh hit you??”
Me: “Did Josh take a toy away from you??”
**I’m running out of ideas here**
Me: “D look at mommy, what happened with Josh??”
Diego (looks at me for a second and then averts his eyes): “He won’t be my friend”
(insert the sound of my heart breaking here)
Me: “That must have hurt your feelings. I’m sorry he won’t be your friend D.”
Me: “When people hurt our feelings we can use our words to tell them that they did. We absolutely cannot throw things at them or hit them.”
(* not his real name, I always change their names 🙂 )