Her mother, understandably, was fairly upset. It took four actual shampoos and rinses to get the bulk of it out of her hair. Bedtime was somewhat delayed.
You'll obviously have worked out that this child wasn't keen on school. It's nothing new; she's been coming up with excuses to avoid going to school for the whole 18 months she's been in attendance. Luckily, her mum, being the sensible woman she is, hasn't let her daughter win this battle of wills. Attending school is not a debating matter. But, the daughter has obviously inherited her mother's fighting spirit and stubbornness, so it's a battle of wills that continues to rage.
Excuses have included;
- I can only go to school when it's sunny.
- I've broken my leg. (she obviously hadn't).
- I can't find any socks (she'd hidden them all)
- I can't find my shoes (she'd hidden those too)
Ironically, once at school, all reports suggest that she enjoys it. She is super bright; reading texts far beyond her years; but appears to socialise happily in the school environment.
Her mother, though, is starting to wonder if she'll ever go to school without fuss.
Can anyone help?
Is this something that she will eventually grow out of? Or is it a habit that she'll find hard to break? Is there anything more mum can do?
What inventive things has your child done to avoid school?