I knew that Carson was a different person than Francesca. I knew that he was even more different when he asked two days in to Kindergarten, "Do I have to go to school AGAIN today?" I knew going in to last week's teacher conference that I should not expect it to be the same as Francesca's teacher conferences have been.
All these things I knew in my mind became definite reality when one of Carson's teachers said the words "Sexy Lady". Here are two words I thought I'd never hear in a parent/teacher conference!
But let me back up a moment: I should first point out that Carson is doing really well in school. Both classroom teachers and his special ed teacher are extremely pleased. He is just a tad bit behind, but has made incredible progress in the first three months of school. What they've been doing at school, and what we've been doing at home is working. So....we'll keep doing it.
In class, Carson is popular with his peers, talkative, positive and easy going. Everybody is loving him.
I guess Carson was really feeling the love one day because, according to his teacher, he started referring to one of his female classmates as "sexy lady". (No, we cannot begin to tell you where he heard this!)
This continued on for a bit before the girl went and told the teacher, who tried very hard not to laugh. She called Carson over to her desk. He arrived all happy and completely oblivious to the situation. At this point he was told "Carson, I know you probably meant it as a compliment; but in Kindergarten, you should probably not refer to girls as "sexy lady". Do you think you could say something else nice to your friend?"
Carson replied "Will you be my friend?"
What can I say? It's different having a boy.