Friday, September 05, 2008

What Tomorrow Brought

When Ben was a baby, I used to jokingly refer to him as "Bipolar Baby," because his mood swings were so quick and extreme.

This morning, things were looking hopeful on the preschool front.

"I go to preschool today?"

"Yes, you do."

"I go to preschool with Lisa? I like Lisa. She's fun."

"Yes, Lisa will be there. You'll probably sing more songs and play a lot."

"Yeah. I like preschool!"

[5 second pause]

"No, I don't like preschool. I'm not going to preschool today. I only go to preschool for 2 times. I'm done with preschool."

"OK, well, you can tell Lisa that when you get there." If there's nothing else good about preschool, at least Mama can step out of the struggle and lay it right on the teacher where it belongs.

"No! I'm not going to tell Lisa that! I'm not going!" His voice got shriller and louder.

Then he got distracted by A.'s dinosaur world set up on the kitchen table and I didn't hear another word about it.

Maybe we should just start the lithium now.

Oh, BTW, tomorrow is A's 6th birthday. For those who remember the dinosaur extravaganza of 2007, I'm making it easy on myself and Pump It Up is doing everything this time.


Kelley said...

'I only go to preschool for 2 times'

My kids said that too! Bwaaaa haaaaa haaaaaa!

And the lithium for him or you?

Sarah O. said...

Happy Birthday, A!!!

ばらっち said...

Hello.This is first time for me to visit your site.
I have three children (6year-old boy,4year-old boy,2year-old girl)
My second son saids same thing! He says " Do I go to the kindergarten today?" everyday.
I'm happy if you link to my site.It is written in Japanese(some of the words are English) but show pictures.
baratch family

Broadway Bloopers said...

Look at you going international....

B-man's funny~ You could bribe him with candy everyday and spring for the diabetes kit instead.

Happy birthday to my lil cous. I'm sure he'll love Pump it up (minus the whole "unsafe" jumping thing...)

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