Grace’s ballet teacher is away and in the first class with the substitute teacher she said that she has a stick in her bag to poke anyone who does not behave.
This entirely upset Grace and she was very upset for the rest of the day, nothing we could say calmed her down, and she didn’t want to go again the next week. I said to her, “Grace, it is an idle threat, she isn’t actually going to poke anyone with her stick.”
The next day she was calmer, and by the time her lesson came around she was fine to go, and enjoyed her lesson without any issues.
Afterwards she says to Donné, “Dad was right, it was an eyeball threat.”
Morning playtime – Eli with the train, Adam chewing Lego blocks and Grace colouring in (with the correct pencil grip, without any reminders!)