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|Thu, 09-04-2003 - 10:02pm|
Today was ds Niels's (5 1/2 yo) Open House at Kindergarten. Having no clue what an Open House was all about, I figured we'd get to see what they did during the day. Instead, it was a few minutes w/ the teacher, then a 30 min. lecture attended by all 80 or so Kindergarten families on the rules, procedures, etc.
Well, the lecture was pretty boring, but I can tell you, Niels gave the whole crowd a show to remember. Skipping, pretending to fall off of chairs, running all over the place, playing with all the toys and breaking some of them by accident (spun one around his head and a part flew off, almost hitting a teacher), me chasing him around the toy football table to keep him from making too much noise with it. OMG, it was humiliating.
And it came as an absolute revelation to me that all those other kids there Niels's age were actually able to SIT STILL the whole 30 min!!! It was the first time I'd ever seen Niels among so many kids his age in that kind of setting, where they're expected to be quiet, and I guess it just brought it home to me how extreme his hyperactivity really is.
Oh, how I envy those parents. What must parenting be like when your child can actually sit still?