Monday, June 1, 2009

Sweet Garrett...has hardly let me out of his sight since 6mo, tenderhearted, incredibly sensitive, shy, and keeps to himself (unless you are part of his very small inner circle)--or so I thought! We left him with Paul's mom and his cousin Elizabeth (5) the other night for a 'date night'.  When we get home, Paul's mom tells us of an "incident".  I, of course, am thinking 'oh no, elizabeth has hurt my sweet boy'.....not the case.  Apparently they were playing on the floor with trains, and Garrett attacked her!!!!!!!  As in, scratching, kicking, ape-shoshoo attack.  I can't believe it.  I didn't know whether to laugh or march up to his room and yank a knot in his tail. It is soooo out of character for him.  I can hardly get him to talk to other children and he is incredibly reserved in the presence of 'others'.
I could tell that Paul thought it was hilarious and was proud that Garrett had the gumption to stand up for himself (Elizabeth, like all 5 year old little girls, has a tendency to be bossy).  And I have had my first taste of having someone report the bad behavior of my children.  I'm sure it's the first of many (if I can ever get him to go anywhere without me).

3 comments:

Johnson Party of seven! said...

Funny! I wish my first instinct was , "what has she done to my baby". As soon as I hear commotion stirring, I always jump up yelling, "which Johnson did it?". Sad but true...

Elizabeth Myatt said...

Yea for Garrett! It's about time you got the dreaded "bad behavior report." What can I say...it's good to not be the only one. Love you and can't wait to see you!

notes of em said...

any story that involves
"ape-shooshoo" and "yank a knot in his tail"
is a great story in my book!