Cousteau has been in Pre-K for about two-and-a-half weeks now. He’s done pretty well, but last Friday and this Monday he melted down a little bit when I was dropping him off at school. So on Monday I told him if he was a big boy and didn’t cry when I dropped him off at school, etc., all week, I would get him a present. He did really well the rest of the week and got the above dinosaur toy after school today. (We’re going out of town for Labor Day weekend tomorrow so he won’t be in school on Friday.)
Anyway, this morning when we were getting in the car for school and he was saying bye to Thao, he was trying to delay our departure so said he wanted to take a toy to school. We initially told him no, and he looked like he was about to start crying. I told him to remember no crying was allowed and he needed to be a big boy if he wanted to get his present later today. He said “That’s not school crying. That’s just home crying.” Fair point, and he got the dinosaur.