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Understanding vs behavior

Mr. B.’s school problems are starting early this year. Yesterday, after pickup, he gave me a very pious and unprompted lecture about how he–unlike some of his pals–knows better than to take his Yu-Gi-Oh cards to school to trade on the playground at recess. Teachers, who consider such things a distraction, don’t like to see them except, now and then, at show-and-tell. But behavior, of course, doesn’t always follow from understanding. This morning Mr. B.’s mom caught him trying to take a handful of the cards to school. She insisted that he leave them at home. He did, but he didn’t like it.

Mr. Boy

Mom is finishing up the tubby and it’s almost time for my nightly installment of "The Fellowship of the Ring" for a rapt six-year-old who is not jaded after Power Rangers, Yu Gi Oh, Star Wars and more. In fact, he was rapt for "Treasure Island," "The Chronicles of Narnia," and "The Hobbit." So the first book of the trilogy, while waxing a trifle lush at times with the images, nevertheless is a hit.

Attercop, attercop, old tomnonny!

UPDATE But first there was a hunt for Miss Ellie, the tattered stuffed elephant who is Mr. Boy’s spirit animal, as it were. He will often ask me to put her away when a friend of his comes to play, but he still can’t sleep without her.