Jonny can be described as a bouncing ball constantly bouncing. Where he gets the energy, I don't know. He could share it with me and still have plenty left over. His energey tends to turn to bugging-- not necessarily on purpose but out of line just the same. Sometimes, he goes too far and I end up sending him to his room. This time it was for a nice, long time out-- the take a nap kind of time out. It didn't take long before Jonny called on one of his siblings to play messenger. I got this letter from Jonny.
I am soore for not lesining to you. I love you. And I will lesin all the time. You are a great Mom. I will do stuff for you. And I will tell Paul I am soore for buging. And I love you as my Mom.
I went up to talk to him. The letter was deeply appreciated but I told him that I wanted him to rest a little longer. As I left the room, I closed the blinds. I knew that the temptation of seeing his siblings play outside would make him not listen to me even more. "Jonny, you need to rest for another half hour and then you could get up. It is not that long and before you know it you can get up, apologize to Paul, and go back to playing."
He was sad, but Jonny did listen to me. And he went about the rest of his day with pretty good behavior.
But as you all know, kids will be kids. Jonny is now taking a nap because he really needed it. Bless his heart... he fell right asleep.