Our family attended our five year old grandsons mid summer play.
We knew he was a little “hyper” but we did not know the extent of the problem.
The stage was set. 12 couples stood on stage ready to dance theWaltz.
The teachers did last minute preparations.
Suddenly our grandson broke from the group and ran to the microphone.
He told the audience his name and address, but why?
Everybody laughed but us.
The situation didn’t get any better.
Standing still seemed to have been his biggest problem.
He stood on his head when he was supposed to stand still.
He did Karate kicks when he was suppose to stand still.
He rearranged his dance partners pony tail when he was supposed to stand still!
It was a long hour. Someone touched me on the shoulder and asked, "Whose kid is that?"
I suddenly found the need to reread my Program.
After observing our grandson's continuous hijinks on stage we tried scrunching down in our seats to try to become invisible.
I thought of going to the side of the stage to get his attention but decided not to do that.
Our ordeal was finally over.
On the way home all of our questions of “Why did you do those things?” was answered with a big grin showing his missing two front teeth, “I don’t know!”
I know. I made a stop at the hardware store and bought a big yard stick.
We don’t call it Corporal Punishment at our house. We call it Wake up Time.