When you have kids, whining, crying, screaming at different intervals in the day sometimes you just want to cry. Then you suck it all up, threaten to beat them if they don't stop. Kiss them hug them and remind yourself this too shall pass!
I had to actually threaten James if he wasn't polite and kind to his teacher when we went to meet her yesterday! I told him he'd loose the xbox...ah the power of video games! Once he got over his attitude he actually really liked her, not so much for the reasons we do, but he does like her. He likes that he has his own desk with his own books etc....I love her already because she has a plan to keep him challenged! Multiplication work sheets, extra reading projects etc...so excited!