Rerun and Preschool

So, let me tell you a story.

Once upon a time, there was a little boy who went to his first day of preschool.  He decided he didn’t like it.  So he and another little boy climbed a fence and left.  They were found by a complete stranger some blocks away, and the stranger kindly returned them to the preschool.

After that incident, the little boy’s parents decided to keep him out of preschool for another year.

If you thought this story was about Rerun, you would be wrong.  This story is about his father.  But it does tell you a lot about where Rerun gets his stubborn ways.

Apparently, Rerun is the Webmaster’s karma, but I’m the one who gets to raise it.  Somehow, I don’t think this is quite fair.

Anyway, back to Rerun.  He is a very bright little boy, very friendly and happy and active.  I love him dearly.

But he can also be a jerk.

And as time has gone on, and he’s continued to fight the idea of behaving in Sunday school – for Grandma and Gichan, even – we were starting to get the idea that preschool was going to be near impossible, unless he went to the right preschool.  So I decided to have him apply to be a peer model at Tad’s old preschool, Sorenson.

When I got the application form, both Grandma and Auntie laughed in my face that Rerun was ever going to be accepted as a peer model.  As Auntie so aptly put it when she read the “behavior qualities your child exhibits” part of the application, “He’s everything on this list!”

And when it came time to try out the class, as part of the peer model acceptance process, Rerun flunked out.  Not only did he flunk out, he did so with all flags flying.  The teacher who was working with him said to me, “Have you considered having him tested for social and emotional delays?  I think he would test in.”

Well, I got that application submitted, and last Wednesday, we had a meeting with the preschool psychologists – one of whom just did a psychological reevaluation of Tad.  While she was skeptical of my claims, they went ahead and let me fill out the behavior charts on Rerun, and I had out nursery/preschool coordinator at church do the same.

I got a call back right away.  “Oh, yeah.  He’s in.”

So, Rerun will start preschool next fall at Sorenson, in a high-intervention atmosphere designed to kick his butt and whip him into shape, so we have a acceptably behaving kindergartener two years from now.


He’s so bright, but he HAS LEARN HOW TO BEHAVE.  We are going to nip this in the bud, God willing.

In the meantime, with summer coming, I plan on running him until he drops.

4 Responses to “Rerun and Preschool”

  1. Nana
    June 3rd, 2014 06:28

    Peer model–oh boy! You got it: keep him running. He is destined to be a leader, like his father.

  2. Auntie
    June 3rd, 2014 11:35

    Let Auntie’s School of Whoop Ass begin!

  3. Webmaster
    June 3rd, 2014 22:26

    Nope, not as a peer-model, Mom. He’s going to be a student the other peer-model students help.

  4. Aunt Mary
    June 4th, 2014 13:53

    To Auntie: You are too funny! Look out Rerun!