Addi has been in the orange room now since August. With the move came added responsibility for Addi – she gets to pick wherever she wants to sit on the rug during circle time, she can write her name, and she is learning all about the body and what all the organs do. Quite honestly she’s handling the changes really, really well and we’ve been receiving glowing reports on her behavior most nights.
Tonight, I did NOT receive a glowing report. Instead, I found out that Addi likes to wrestle with the boys a lot. And, when she’s not pinning Fisher and Will to the ground, she’s dominating the girls as well.
According to her teacher, Addi is the “Mob Boss” of Orange Room. Somehow, some way, the girls in the class now do what Addi wants. According to Miss Erika, when she asks the other girls what they want to play with, they all become mute and stand there dumb-faced until they receive the “nod” from Addi . Addi will finally mumble something like, “Blocks. We want blocks,” and the girl will say, “I guess blocks?” Then, they all play blocks together until Addi runs off to tackle a boy.
I have no idea how this happened and quite honestly doubt Addi does either. But if she asks for cannoli or starts calling Jay “Pop” I might get concerned.