Just a few weeks ago I read about how a little boy took an interest on his mummy's breast... I was like... hehehe... that's tough.. how are you going to teach the child about breasts and touching them and appropriate behaviour towards others?
Today I was in shock. As usual I went to pick Reese up from school and I was told that one of the teachers wanted to have a word with me. Guess what she said?
"Reese disturbed his other friends and teachers today. He went around pulling ribbons on girls dresses, putting his hands under the teachers skirts and t-shirts!!!"
I didn't expect this! I was stunned for a moment. I felt so embarrassed with my son's action. All I can do was to tell him he can't do those things to his friends and teachers and took him around to apologize. Gosh....
I noticed that Reese did take a little more interest on my breasts a few times and once he even commented that I have bigger breasts and daddy and him have small breasts. Sometimes he even touches my breast and look up to me, waiting for some kind of reactions!
Mmmm.... I really have no idea how to go about such issues.... can you imagine when he is much older? How do you deal with things like he discovering more about his penis and pleasures that it will give him? Yikes.... can't imagine that..... How do you deal with such issues??
Yesterday my boy went for another field trip with his friends from school. This time without mummy! They went to Lake Gardens to have first hand experience with plants and anything with the botanic theme. I guess he had a alot of fun. I went to pick him up from school and the moment the teacher's car reached the school area, I can see my sweaty with very rosy cheeks boy sitting among his friends at the back of the big car. Gosh... that very moment, a sudden rush of emotion came to me. Both happy and proud. My son sure is a big boy now.
He was down with a nasty cough and runny nose and I nearly wanted to stop him from going but he was all excited and kept talking about going to sit in his teacher's car and have fun with his friends from school. He behaved very well the day before for he knew with good behaviour he can go for his field trip! :)
Ah.... he is going to be more independent soon. Before I knew it, he will be doing many more things without mummy. I have to learn to let go!
After months of off and on impromptu reading sessions with Reese (since he is still young, I do not force him to do reading with me), he can finally enjoy reading short stories created by mummy with controlled vocabulary!! I am so happy. Not only he read the stories but he actually understood the sentences and had a good laugh. He is beginning to enjoy reading without having to sound out every single word! Yesterday I wrote a few short stories and we had a good laugh. Below is one of them (It was really silly but with limited words... this was the best I can come out with!):
"Dad and mum are sad. Reese is on the jet. He is going to see the moon. The moon is in the net with the sun."
Reese can literally read any 3 letter words with vowel combination. He has gasped the concept of blending different sounds together. I am also adding more sight words to his reading using the look and say method. At this stage, a combination of phonetics and look and say method works well. I only spend 5 to 10 minutes a day on reading exercise. But yesterday was an exception! We spent more than 20 minutes on reading! He was really enjoying the silly stories.... :)
Today I am going to make up more stories with controlled vocabulary and introduce spelling using alphabet jigsaws and next week I am going to teach him consonant blends (4 letter words). I can't wait for the day he can read story books on his own! :)