Monday, January 08, 2007

Jekyll and Hyde, Pushing Dem Buttons

Theo has been Jekyll and Hyde lately. One minute he’s the sweetest, most darling little boy. The next, he’s pushing, biting, and throwing. Joe wrote to Grace asking if he is aggressive at school. (Because his precious angel had to have picked that behavior up at school, of course!)

Grace wrote back saying that yes, lately he has been aggressive at school, and that he doesn’t seem to understand what he’s doing when he pushes someone.

At home, he understands, all right. He’s got the devil face going when he pushes. Usually it’s a pay-attention-to-me-now face. But I can see what Grace means. There are plenty of times when I see him pushing without knowing it’s wrong. At the playground the other day, there was a kid sitting on a bench, and Theo wanted to sit there and so he tried to remove the kid from the bench. He wasn’t being mean, and he saw no reason not to do that.

But I don’t really worry about that, he’s still only 3, and kids do that stuff. He just happens to be enormous, and so it’s easy to forget how young he still is.

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