Thursday, January 31, 2008

Avoidance and Fibs......

I am offically avoiding planning for my first class as a "teacher". I tend to do this when somethings seems so huge and daunting. I find many other little things that just HAVE to get done right now. These things are normally things that I would put off on another day but I will do them to avoid something else. For example: I haven't cleaned out my car in months. it is normally not that important and the poptart crumbs ar ein the back seat so I can't see them. Today though, it seems like the perfect activity to do so that I can feel productive and not work on lesson plans. I am terrible!

Yesterday, I walked into the daycare to pick up Kole and his teacher had him by the hand, walking down the hall way to Becky's office (the kids call her the principle but she is the owner and director). I thought, great, what did he do?!? His teacher said, "he's not in trouble, he just needs to tell Becky something". So, understanding that it wasn't that important, I made my way to his cubby, gathered his things, and signed him out. When I got back to Becky's office, three teachers and Becky were staring at me with questioning eyes. I knew something was up because Kole ran to me and hid his face. Finally, someone had the guts to ask "Are you pregnant?" I laughed and said, "No! Why?" I was told that Kole had informed everyone at his school that Mommy had two babies in her belly, that come out sometimes to drink the milk from her boobies." WHAT?!? Where did this come from? And how did he know about breast milk!? His teachers asked him if I had told him that and he said, "No, I told me that! When they marry they will have a baby on Thursday." His timeline is off=). That said, he knew he had been caught in a story because he was so embarrassed. I probably shouldn't have, but I felt so bad for him!

Kole often talks about having a brother or sister ( he said when he gets a baby brother he wants to name him TOOTS!). I think that many of his friends at school are getting babies added to thier families and he really wants one too. My response to him was that when mom and zach get married, we can have babies too. He seemed to take that response and be fine with it, but I thought to myself, how will I explain to him the "right" way to go about these things when I was not married when I had him? How do I let him know that he is so awesome and I wouldn't ever change anything about the choices I made because I got him in the end, without making it seem like those choices were wise choices to begin with?

His imagination never ceases to amaze me. He is full of questions that I would have never expected at his age! How do you explain these things to a four year old without giving too much information?! What is the right way to handle this? Now I am the one with too many questions and a way personal blog.

Time to try to be productive=).


Tiffany Rose said...

awwww... poor kid! How FUNNY!! he's got a creative mind. I miss him so much!
Oh and you can't have TWO kids before I even get to have ONE!!!! no fair!
So it sounds like James and I have until October to get pregnant, huh?!?! :)

Rachel said...

I will roll on the floor laughing if you name your next kid Toots. :) Isn't it amazing all of the other chores that pop up when you have a huge project to avoid?? I hope you made it through the lesson planning... and got a few other things done along the way. ;)

Anonymous said...

That's my Kole-boy!
"God turns mistakes into blessings..."
love ya

Deborah said...

Megan, you are so sweet to share this little personal story with us in Blog-Land. I have found that my kids tend to mix up reality and what they WISH was reality. Caleb is especially into this right now, which makes sense for Kole to be also, since they are so close in age.

I have no doubt that when the time comes, God will give you the right words. It has already been hard to admit to my kids that I've made mistakes, but because I have a God who redeems, He always wins in the end! And because God has already won your heart, you got Kole as a trophy!!

Hope your student teaching goes well.

Aunt Becky said...

Megan - I laughed out loud at his story. What a funny, creative, smart little boy! He really is a blessing. As a wise man once said (your dad and my brother) God does turn mistakes into blessings. When the time is right, you will do a wonderful job of telling Kole what he needs to know. He knows his mommy loves him, and that's what's important. Yes, we make our choices, and every one of us has made a "not so good" choice at one time or another. You are a wonderful mother to that little boy - it is evident in his creative, fun and loving spirit.

Now - you'd better get some lesson planning done! And I need to get some rest to finish my driving to Massachusetts tomorrow. Love you!

Brittany said...

Hey Megan! I just saw your link to this in your bulletins. How are you guys?? We miss you!!!

Brittany Winland

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