i have had several moms fretting about their little boys and school.
it is really so unfair that most schools are geared toward little girls,
who delight in slipping into their seats, arranging their pencils
neatly in the tray and their books beneath.
little boys, on the other hand, view their classrooms as auschwitz
death camps, and those same desks as torture chambers. the only
redeeming grace is that the desk makes an excellent drum for the
mrs. hitler, unfortunately, does NOT allow any drumming,
tapping, whistling, or paper throwing. the children must walk in
straight lines, not touching their neighbors, to the exercise yard,
where no pushing, pulling, or wrestling is tolerated.
when your little one comes home, however, you can let him
run and play until his heart's content. after he has worn himself
out, spend a very short time teaching him, and a very long time
reading to him about every adventure you can find. make sure
he is snuggled in tight, as that is the only confinement he loves.
ps. i'm sure many boys have cried out, "save me, o God, for the
waters have come up to my neck!" psalm 69:1