Monday, September 13, 2010

HELP THEM TO HELP THEMSELVES


Anna and Léon
Originally uploaded by PhylB
The school has been encouraging parents since back in May at the induction days not to help their children with dressing of any type so that they are able to function independently at school.
We had been trying even before then to find the patience to allow Léon the necessary time to do things all by himself...
This morning I'm not sure where Thomas and I, or even Lots and Marcel were when Léon was getting dressed but none of us saw him apparently.
He looked fine, he went to school for the day, he came home. Nothing seemed wrong until we walked past the downstairs loo while he was peeing.
What's that you're wearing? I heard someone ask. There was a moment of silence, just time to look down and up again.
Oh! Did I forget to take my pyjamas off before I got dressed this morning? he replied!
I shot through to the calendar... Is Monday a gym day, please don't let Monday be a gym day...
Gym - Tues, Weds, Thurs - phew! I have narrowly escaped being the laughing stock of Newton Mearns! I bet he was warm and cosy though in this hideous weather!

2 comments:

The Scudder said...

Brilliant .,., only Pudgeman could have got away with that !

Phyl said...

Yip - bright red robot PJs under his blue uniform - and no notion they were there - welcome to planet Pudge!