Sunday, May 9, 2010
My grandson has been mine since he was 2 years old.I am very protective of him & his feelings.He is picked on a little at the sitters & at school.
My daughter-in-law dropped him & his 3 year old sister off one Fri.evenning,& I was caring for them,& he was particularly quiet,unusual for him as he has to take a pill now to focus at school for his excessive talking.If he did not take something,his teacher said he would be in a special ed class.So,he does now & it makes a world of difference,he can concentrate & is an A student.
He was being ornery as he was coming off his pill,so when he gets like that,I make him sit & focus on something like coloring or being creative,making him use his mind to settle himself.So I said ,"Dominick,you & your sister sit here at the kitchen table & draw something.I`m going in the bedroom to lie down,my back hurts."
Pretty soon his 3 year old sister joined me.It was awhile before he came in & his attitude had changed,he was happy & calm.It seemed to have a therapeutic effect on him.He showed me his work.
I was horrified.He had drawn a small story.It was called,A Diary of a Wimpy Kid.He explained it all to me,the picture he drew of a school house & it showed school lockers & one boy pushing another into the lockers,knocking him down.I turned the page over,the boy is calling another boy a name.The next page are 2 boys,one has evil written on him,another has good written on him.On the opposite side of it,the good boy pushes the other evil one & knocks his head off.There were a couple of more & he ended his story.
He was happy now & came in & laid down with his sister & me & we watched animal planet till his mom came & picked him up.
I showed her the story & told her I was concerned for him,but she didn`t seem worried,which irritated me more.I was sure someone did this to my short,chubby little grandson & I was mortified & ready to go to his teacher myself.
Well,I`m in walmart getting groceries & go into the book dept.to look for a life application bible for my daughter-in-law as I bought one for my son & not her,& there in front of me was a whole display of childrens books....called....The Diary of a Wimpy Kid.It is on the New York`s best sellers list!! I bought one to show my dh.I told my friend about it,& she said,oh,yes,there is even a movie out of it.
Yesterday was his 8th birthday & one of the things he got was the whole collection of those books.I never thought I would be so out of the loop of things,but all of this made me realize how old I`m getting!!