Thursday, September 23, 2010

Being 9 is Hard!

"Today was thew WORST day of my life!" This is what I heard yesterday when Joshua got off of the bus! Evidently he had told on one of the boys in his class, that boy then told all the other boys not to be friends with Joshua. It was a rough day!

Then comes homework! The dreaded nightly episode. And of course it is all harder than it's ever been. Joshua is a smart kid. He is taking 5th grade math, and excels in English and Social Studies. But I guess because he is taking the 5th grade math is is just hard. Last night during our struggle he looked at me and asked me why I had kids if I knew they would have to take such hard classes. And I realize he is doing stuff that I did in middle school, and I shouldn't be upset with him. I just wish it was a little easier for him

1 comment:

  1. wow. you make him sound so calm.
    I'm currently listening to my 8 year old scream, yell, and throw things in his room. He comes home hungry and out of control :( It seems to be getting worse each day.
    I'm looking forward to calmer days....