I signed my 8 year old daughter and 6 year old son up for a summer day camp this week. It's 10:30am-5pm. Tons of fun and activities -- kinda helps break up the summer for me and for them.
Well, last night when I picked them up, two of the staff came over to me and said there was an issue with my son yesterday. They said he was accused of touching kids inappropriately, and during dodge ball purposefully trying to throw the ball at people's private parts. They said that he was very impulsive, and they talked with him about respecting boundaries, and personal space bubbles. But they take this issue seriously at camp, and that there will be consequences if he continues this behavior. I thought they handled it very well.
But I was a mess!!!! I hardly slept last night! What in the world?!?! What the heck, son?? I've tried twice to talk to him about the issue --- boundaries, personal space, what are private parts, and what to do if someone were to touch him there. It was such a frustrating conversation! He didn't seem to see this as a serious issue. He kept complaining that my talking was taking too long.
Ugh. I'm so tired of crazy behavior that I don't know where if comes from or how to control it. As I laid in bed last night, all I could think of was all my precious babies inhabitanting a jail cell. What have I done so wrong with my children? This thought constantly runs through my mind in moments like this.