Friday, August 10, 2007

Georgia - The Brute

Since Eli has been at soccer this week, I have been taking Georgia to Gymboree by herself. Usually we go to family Gymboree, so she has become very good at elbowing her way through the older children to get what she wants. This week has been the first time that she has been in classes with children who are all her own age.

Dude! It is NOT going well. Georgia gets really pissed off if other kids are near her. On Tuesday, there was a little girl who for some reason wanted to follow Georgia around and play. Georgia kept turning to the girl and getting right in her face, screaming “GO AWAY!”

Yesterday, it was no better. Another little girl had the balls to attempt to play on the same slide as Georgia. She didn’t like that at all. Luckily, I was close enough to Georgia to catch her hand is as it came up to smack the other girl.

Okay, on one hand, it’s not cool that she’s hitting (well, almost hitting). On the other hand, don’t you wish you could just haul off and smack someone when they piss you off without any other repercussions than for someone to say, “No No!”

Today, we did Gymboree one more time. Georgia found a giant plastic yellow egg that she wanted to carry around. I don’t know why she set her sights on that damn thing, but she was not letting it go. Occasionally, she would hide it in a tunnel to go down a slide, and then she would immediately come back to get it. If any other kid got within three yards of her, she would let out a shrill scream (her warning of attack). I was very glad to see Gymboree end for today.

As I’m sitting here, Georgia just ran into the room with a Lego box on her head and yelled, “I’m a cowboy! Yee-haw!” and then ran out of the room.

I think I’m tired. Things are starting to get very surreal.


A.J.Reams said...

Hey, I let out a shrill scream too when someone gets near my laptop! How dare people try to get near our stuff!

Crazy Working Mom said...

Man, I so wish I could be like Georgia! She is totally my hero! :)

Not So Anonymous Michelle said...

I sometimes wish I could behave like a toddler. I'm dealing with a little issue of hitting right now too with Emma and not sure how to handle it. It's not with other kids because she's not around kids much but with hitting me...and now last night, hit grammy. Ugh, terrible twos!

Sunrunner said...

Zachary is at a point where he likes to ram people with his head. I think he thinks he's playing bumper cars... and I have the bruises to prove it. Patrick will either play with kids more than a year younger than him, or (more often) older than him. He just doesn't get along with kids his own age as well. Hang in there!