Paul`s preschool class is scheduled to go pick apples this morning, but it is not going to happen as it is sprinkling outside. Both his dad and I have explained several times that he will be staying in school today and get the apples some other time but this is just not going to sink into his little head. He is so wound up about getting to ride the bus which is one of his favorite things to do that when they stop at school and drop the kids off he is going to go nuts on them. I warned them
and got the usual "mom he will be fine with this" response. Yeah, right!
Now he is at school screaming his head off and they want me to tell them how to fix it. At this point there is no fixing it you just have to let him lose it because it is difficult to reason with this kid on the best of days so when he is stuck on something, that by the way they got him stuck on already last week, you are not going to get him unstuck until he is ready to be there.
The best way to stop this is to prevent it from happening in the first place. Try not to talk about it for days before hand with him because he does not understand that things can change and there will be another time to do it later. With Hanna, Paul, and Allen we do not fill them in on the details until we are getting ready to do something because we have learned that things happen and plans sometimes need to change and if they thought we were going to do something and then we do not do it we are the ones who will have to pay the huge price of craziness just for making the change.