Speaking of preschool, Ashlea has reached another milestone this week. The milestone of being deliberately naughty - and enjoying it.
On Tuesday at group time, the teacher was speaking to the class. Ashlea was sitting with the class. What do you think she was doing?
a) Listening intently to the teacher (hahahahaha - have you met my child?)
b) Fidgeting and wriggling but being generally quiet
c) Crying uncontrollably
d) Screaming (happy, deliberate screaming, not unhappy wailing) over the top of the teacher. Repeatedly. And laughing when asked to stop. And then keeping on screaming whenever the teacher tries to talk.
If you guessed option D you were correct. She even had to be removed from the group for a little time out, AND because she kept it up she had to have consequences at play time - no ladder climbing (her favourite). Too funny. Even though it was frustrating for the teachers they could also see the funny side, and they think she has a pretty good sense of humour.
At play time her SN teacher encouraged Ashlea to apologise to the other teacher. This is how it went:
Teacher: What are you apologising for Ashlea?
Teacher: Thank you for apologising. Now, you're not going to make noise next time are you?
Ashlea: AAAAAGGGGGHHHHHHH (starts yelling again).
Not sure how much success they had, but I am pretty proud that she has the mental capacity to be deliberately naughty from time to time. The fact that she finds it funny is icing on the cake!
What do you think? Can I claim deliberate naughtiness as a milestone???