Today, I got my first eye roll from my 6 1/2 year old daughter. Really? Is it starting already? I was trying to convince my son who just turned 4 that he needed to lay down for a nap. He is definitely done with naps. I’m not. I have always made my kids nap for probably a longer time than most. Is that bad? But, he truly needs it. And, he still sleeps from 7:30 pm until 7 am everyday. So, it isn’t affecting his sleep. HOWEVER, if he skips his nap, then all hell breaks lose around 7pm at our house. He is hysterical. Not wanting to eat dinner. And the rest of us are silently counting the
minutes seconds until he is in bed. So, that must mean he still needs it. Yep. I’m going with that.
But, back to my daughter. So, while the above interaction was going on of trying to get the four year old convinced he needs a nap, I told her to go play quietly in the playroom until her brothers were in bed. Insert eye roll. Where do they learn to do the eye roll? Oh wait. Maybe I do that? Like possibly at my husband? No. Couldn’t be.
It has to be from school. I’ve been good at blaming stuff on public schooling lately. Like how my daughter doesn’t eat at school because she only gets 15 minutes. Yeah, that bugs me. Especially when I find out the teacher sometimes uses a “working lunch” with the kids even after I told her I was concerned about how little she eats at school. Does, she really think a 6 year old can eat her lunch and do school work at the same time?????!!
Or, how I emailed the principal two days ago about a concern with the lack of communication between myself and people at that school. Hmmm. Can’t wait to see how long it takes him to respond. But, I’m almost positive she learned eye rolling at school. Don’t you think?
I mean, look at this face! This face never used to roll her eyes at me.