Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Tattle Tale

Brennan recently learned the difference between tattling and telling on someone because it is important for an adult to know at school. (Because I NEVER tried to teach him that at home.)

That counselor at school is one smart lady to teach him that (You should hear some of the other things he comes home informing me Mrs. Proctor taught him that I've been trying to teach him for YEARS!)
Anyways, today, as Jackson climbs out from under Brennan's bed as I am trying to wrangle him down for naptime, he looks at me and says, "Mommy, Brennan was naughty. He broke his bed and it can hurt me."
I told him not to tattle, I knew his bed had a broken rung. (I may have used Brennan's bed as a step stool when there was no mattress on it and broken one of the wooden rung thingies.)
He says, "But I not tattle. It hurt."
Yep, not tattling, just informing me of a dangerous situation. Never mind the fact that he discovered this by pulling out the suitcases I store under Brennan's bed (where do you store those darn things?) and messing EVERYTHING up...things I specifically asked the boys NOT to do.
I guess Jackson is learning from Mrs. Proctor, too. Maybe he can start attending her sessions with Brennan's school class and learn things.

Does Mrs. Proctor teach a potty training for toddlers class?

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Lexi said...

Hee hee hee. Sounds like me when I was a kid. My Mom had to get me a book about not tattling so I'd learn the difference between telling on someone and letting someone know when there was a real problem. Sounds like you have a gem of a counselor! If she teaches potty training, I'm on the next plane over there ;-)

Stacy Hutchinson said...

It's tough when these kids start getting too smart for you. You want to be proud of them, but then you have to really think hard before you speak.

Jenn said...

Love the tattle tale stage. I as a child didn't easily grow out of it. Hehehe oh what fun!

Holly said...

Isn't it amazing how you can drill something into their brain over and over, and they barely get it. Then another person mentions it or gives a lesson on it, and they understand it perfectly.

MommyRU said...

LOL! Love it...Nanna is like that with Christian's speech therepist and his soon as she sees her, she yells "we're here, Mrs Davis!!" and always asks "can Mrs Davis be MY teacher too?"..I try to shush her to no avail.
And when we work on Christian's homework (words/phrases to recite) I now have to look up to see who is much for multitasking.

Anonymous said...

Hi Mrs. Remmington,
It's Mrs. Proctor here! Ms. Weare told me to check out this post on your blog. I just wanted to break the bad news that I don't teach a potty training class for toddlers. I actually have a 15 month old and am hoping she will just hop on the toilet and potty train herself. Is that possible? Thanks for making me sound so wonderful. It's actually thanks to some great authors that wrote some wonderful books on tattling. And I'm glad to hear that someone was listening! :)