A couple of times a week, we have what we call a 'Family Circle'.
Now this is not just for family, we have done them when friends are visiting at dinner time as well.
It entales us sitting at the table after we have finished dinner and talking about how our day has gone, or what ever question we decide to throw out there for everyone to answer.
The main one at present is 'tell us 1 good thing and 1 bad thing that you liked about today'
This then makes the boys think about their day and have to decide what they thought was a good thing and what was a bad thing.
Unfortunately Alex is now coming up with no good things and just bad things about his days!
Alex has all of 3 weeks left at Daycare and this is the problem, because he is BORED.
Simple put, he has out grown the place, he no longer gets enjoyment from hanging around with 2 & 3yr olds.
He is ready to move on to the next chapter in his little life and it just can't seem to happen soon enough for him.
If the Principle had said he could have started 3 weeks ago, when the term started, he would have been there with bells on, running through the gate in his little uniform carrying his large school bag, but because he can't officially start until he is 5, then he has to wait 3 more weeks.
Alex has been playing up at home quite a bit in the last week or 2 and I have now come to realise that it all stems down to shear boredom and lack of challenges.
When he does activities at Daycare, then there is no challenge because he is by far the oldest and most coordinated. There is no sense of competition.
So for the next 3 weeks we will just tenderly take stepping stone paces around Alex as we try to deal with his frustration of boredom and look forward to the next wonderful chapter in his life that is about to start, real soon.