how do u know its monday?

Jennifer - posted on 06/14/2010 ( 2 moms have responded )

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kids are outside sidewalk chalking walkway in backyard. 2 year old daughter wants to come in and read. i take her in, put her on the couch with a book and head back out, just as i notice 2.5 year old daycare boy on bench that doubles as railings around the perimeter of my deck. he is leaning over it, so i say, ____ get down now! as im walking onto the deck, he is 5-10 feet away from me and he slips down between the upper rail and the bench and falls down into the lawn. luckily only 5 foot drop, but still! he is fine, but what a scare!
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daycare kids are gone, neighbor girls are over playing with my 4 year old daughter. they are playing "pictionary" on the chalkboard. my daughter is drawing. 6 year old neighbor girl has wet cloth and is laughing while trying to erase what my daughter is drawing. all kids are yelling to stop, she continues laughing and erasing. my daughter after asking too many times has had enough and pushes her hand away. 6 yr old girls winds up and slaps the sopping wet cloth across my daughters face. i yelled at her to go home, and then had to explain to her mother (again, cause i am always going over there for some mishap or another) what had happened because 6 yr old had told her mom that my daughter hit her in the eye. i watched the whole thing and just to make sure, asked the 9 yr old girl to tell what happened. same story as mine...so why do i feel bad?
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kids are outside playing tag...6 yr old is at home, 9 yr old boy added to the mix. now we have 5 kids 4-9 playing tag. they are shreeking, laughing, yelling etc. other neighbor lady-who happens to run a daycare for the last 20 yrs, calls over for the kids in my backyard AT 430 IN THE PM, to stop yelling?!?! they come onto the patio, and tell me. she hears them and calls back over, no u can keep playing, just dont scream. i am pretty sure outdoor voices include screaming while playing tag.
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kids are still playing tag, my 4 year old daughter is "it". she chases 9 yr old boy tags him a bit too hard by the pool-baby pool-and he falls in and lands on 9 year old girls hand. she bawls. 5 year old girl-sister or 9 year old boy- says A_____ pushed him on purpose! we arent allowed to get wet! oh well. oops! so what do u do? i told them its no ones fault she got hurt, that happens when people play tag, but still made them do aproapriate apologies and then sent them all home. what a day. i must look like the neighbor hood crazy mom with all the action and noise that comes from my yard! i hope the other moms dont think bad stuff happens here all the time. this kind of stuff happens right? i am out there with them almost all the time and if i am not, i am watching from the sliding door. kids need to play, get hurt sometimes, learn to figure out squabbles and learn to communicate and work things out. i intervene quite a lot, but they do need to have the opportunity to do it on their own too, am i right?
wow, these kids....and why are they always in MY yard?

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Elisabeth - posted on 06/15/2010

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You know it's monday when playschool comes on and they say, "the name of today is...Monday". I thought I was the only person with this prob, sometimes I have an extra 5 boys in my yard and it gets so frustrating sometimes, I don't mind helping out or havning the kids over for a play but sometimes it just gets out of hand. I'm often paranoid about what the other mums think too but they keep letting them come over so must not think anything bad right? It would be nice to be able to spend some quite time with just my kids though and not always having a hundred kids running around, screaming or ringing the doorbell all hours asking if the can play or have a lolly, but I feel guilty if I say no and end up having no time to do anything but watch these kids. I think it's natural to worry about what children will say to their parents but what are we supposed to do?I will keep an eye on this thread and see what other people write. Hope you can stay sane!

Elisabeth - posted on 06/15/2010

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You know it's monday when playschool comes on and they say, "the name of today is...Monday". I thought I was the only person with this prob, sometimes I have an extra 5 boys in my yard and it gets so frustrating sometimes, I don't mind helping out or havning the kids over for a play but sometimes it just gets out of hand. I'm often paranoid about what the other mums think too but they keep letting them come over so must not think anything bad right? It would be nice to be able to spend some quite time with just my kids though and not always having a hundred kids running around, screaming or ringing the doorbell all hours asking if the can play or have a lolly, but I feel guilty if I say no and end up having no time to do anything but watch these kids. I think it's natural to worry about what children will say to their parents but what are we supposed to do?I will keep an eye on this thread and see what other people write. Hope you can stay sane!

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