Today, I thought I would share an old story from 2005 . . .
In my attempts last summer to prepare Younger for kindergarten, I tried to discourage certain behaviors. The last in a long list was whining. I mean, the child had forgotten that “whatever you want” was not the response to expect to his every request.
So, finally, after several attempts to derail his screeching, I told him, “Younger, you are not going to be able to whine like that in kindergarten.”
“Mo-om.” He rolled his eyes. “You know, if you’re gonna tell me everything about kindergarten, there ain’t gonna be much use in me going.”
. . . and he still doesn’t see much use in him going . . .