Benjamin has gotten himself into trouble at preschool the last couple of days, I have had many discussions with Tim (our youngest son and Benjamin’s father) about his “potty mouth” especially around Benjamin, well the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, and so it seems little Mr. Benjamin tried out his potty mouth at school and is quickly learning “things you shouldn’t say at preschool”
There is a little girl in his class that has been bringing her imaginary dog to school this week, she is very attached to this dog and evidently has been making a point of getting everyone else attached to the imaginary dog also, and today it became a problem.
This little girl began playtime by getting right up into Benjamin’s face with her invisible dog, to which he told her to get away, he turned away from her and the teacher said that the little girl followed Benjamin’s move and leaned into his face once again, Benjamin was getting agitated by this time and said loudly “get out of my face”
She followed him one last time and leaned into his face once again, this time Benjamin shouted “You better get out of my face or I am going to kick your damned dog” the little girl was traumatized and the teacher had to step in and remove the imaginary dog to the office for safe keeping.
Removing the dog, and getting the little girl out of Benjamin’s face, diffused the situation and explaining that he couldn’t cuss in class nor threaten imaginary animals no matter how obnoxious their owners are, I have a feeling the teachers need to laugh was fulfilled when she removed the imaginary dog to the office.
I am thankful for teachers that will walk an imaginary dog to the office, rather than have a four year old arrested for lashing out at a classmate who will most likely have a whole new obsession before too long.
I guess I am going to have to have a long talk with Benjamin’s Daddy once again, because cussing in class will most likely continue as long as Daddy doesn’t watch his mouth at home, I am not sure if the dog will be back or not, but I know its disappearance will not be at the hand of my grandson.