Conflicting reports

As a follow-up to last week’s post, there were two things that happened this week with the Potato that are a little confusing.

The first? I had a parent-teacher conference with the second grade teacher. The Potato is doing excellently in school, and (as of course I already know) is an extremely bright boy (albeit one who is easily distracted). I had told the teacher about the pending separation before I moved out, and she told me that his behavior hasn’t changed at all–that if she hadn’t known what was going on, she would never have guessed.

“You and your husband deserve a lot of credit for how you’re handling this, if he’s any indication.” So that made me feel pretty good.

What did not make me feel good, however, was when I went to pick him up at after care the following day, and he had gotten suspended. For telling some kids who were teasing them that he hoped they’d die.


Counseling tomorrow, for landisdad & the Potato. (Not because landisdad needs it–we alternate taking the kids, this just happens to be his turn).


March 20, 2011. Tags: , . thoughtful parenting. 1 comment.