Does anyone else have an almost-five-year-old boy who just can’t sit still?
I’m starting to really worry about how the Potato is going to do when he starts kindergarten in less than a month (ulp!). He is just not a kid who can sit still for any length of time. It’s not that he can’t concentrate on things–if you give him a pile of legos, he sits there (with his tongue sticking out–a sign that he’s focused) until he’s built a huge stack of whatever it is he’s dreamt up to build that day.
What he can’t do, however, is sit still while he’s doing it.
Or while he’s watching tv.
Or while he’s eating a meal.
Or while he’s listening to a story, or playing a game, or having a conversation, or even sleeping.
The kid is just a wiggler. A fidgeter. A squirmer.
He twitches, he jiggles, he’s basically a big bundle of energy that needs to keep moving.
The only thing that gives me hope that he’ll be okay in kindergarten, is that I know that the kindergarten teacher has three sons. Surely one of them was a wiggler too?
Also? the Potato will not have the same kindergarten teacher that the Bee did. I don’t think there’s anyone left reading this blog who read it back when the Bee was in kindergarten (with the possible exception of MetroDad–can’t remember–can you, MD?). Here’s a refresher, if you want to catch up.