My daughter "H" is in my Primary class... I've managed to teach almost all of my children in various church classes/scouts/preschool at one point or another and I have to wonder WHY ON EARTH other people tell me that my kids are such a joy in their classes.
are they all lying to me? Are they delusional? Do they find Joy in being told "No" every time they're asked to participate and find Joy in being told "we already know this, this is boring"
I actually threatened last week to send her to her father. I use that threat a lot with a few other little angels in my class, but this is the first time I had to use it on one of my OWN...
I've got ManOfTheHouse on board this week - there will be a "secret" agreement between H and M.O.T.H. - to see if a little bribe/reward will be of use in getting her to sit in her seat without installing magnets in the back of her skirt. Maybe we'll even get her to agree to saying a prayer?
Really - I'm glad that my kids are well-behaved for other people... I'm thrilled that they don't pull this "attitude" on everyone they come in contact with - I just wish I knew WHY they don't save just an ounce of their good behavior for their own parents????
Is this typical? Do you home-schooling Moms have this same problem? Are your children just naturally perfect or have you just disciplined it out of them? I know - the answer is that you're just infinitely more patient than I am...
I'm afraid I used up a lot of my patience teaching preschool and kindergarten for all those years - maybe there just isn't enough left for my own kids?
I've set some in reserve for the teenage years - don't worry!