September 22, 2008

Half Truths and Big Energy

Evidently Bones’ teacher (a man) asked him if his Dad was a runner.

Said Bones, ‘No, but my Mom is’. (Whatever. I’m not really. I interval train.)

Said his teacher, ‘Does she run in the morning?’

Said Bones, “Yeah. She gets up at 4:45.” (Whatever. I do that ONCE a week, and suddenly he tells people I do that every day. I train in the evening.)

Said his teacher, “Really? I think she should take you every morning before you go to school. You have a lot of energy…”


This reminds me of a couple things. The first was a grandmother I met when Bones was in pre-school. She used to be a first grade teacher. She used to tell the parents, “If you believe only 50% of what you hear happened in school, I’ll believe only 50% of what I hear happens at home…”

That pretty much nailed that conversation. Bones got about 50% right.

And ADHD kids are a hoot. They are big energy. Bones is not a big boy. He will be our ‘tall’ boy, topping out at 5’8”, but he is still the smallest kid in his class.

The smallest boy with the most energy. His teacher… who has been teaching for over 30 years… is even amazed.

Posted by Boudicca at September 22, 2008 08:06 PM | TrackBack

All I could think of was a horse contraption that we used to cool them off... might work to get bones some excess energy off...

Posted by: vw bug at September 23, 2008 05:10 AM

When I was 10 my doctor told my mom to get me into track, b/c my energy level was uncontrollable - best thing that ever happened to me, I have loved to run ever since.

Posted by: Web at September 23, 2008 06:36 AM

Works wonders for Jack...

Posted by: K-Nine at September 23, 2008 09:27 AM

Bou: That's a good idea, you know! Our youngest one runs laps around the house sometimes ... and it's a good thing. I'd let you borrow him to wear yours out. I mean think about it: at least one of them would be completely worn out, and the other would be severely drained. That seems like a good thing.

Hmmm. I just cleaned out the garage. I think I saw a box that was about the right size. I can stuff him in there with some candy and a water bottle. ;)

Posted by: PeggyU at September 23, 2008 02:44 PM

I'm so LOL! I would have said the same thing....

Posted by: Mrs. Who at September 23, 2008 07:58 PM

heh- I would tell Little Man (also ADHD) to run around the backyard ten times then come back in to see me. If, ten minutes later he was still bouncing off the walls, I would tell him to run ten more and pick up three sticks while doing it.

The sticks were random. I'd throw them away when he wasn't looking.

Easy way to expend his energy and get sticks out of my yard!

Posted by: Rave at September 24, 2008 01:48 PM