Dressed in bib overalls, shock of gray hair askew, he saunters into Toledo Town mega-shop near the banks of massive Toledo Bend Lake. He takes a seat at a table in the restaurant and the waitress brings him a plate of bacon and eggs.
At first glance, you’d think he was just a local fellow who has spent the last hour in his garden and stops by for breakfast.
Wishin’ I were a fast freight train,
Just a chooglin’ on down to New Orleans.
Not sure what chooglin means, but it sure sounds like fun.
John Fogerty of Creedence Clearwater Revival wrote those words from the perspective of someone who wishing he was back in the land of murky water, cypress trees, and Spanish moss. There have been times in my life, like when I lived in New England, that I felt the same way — and I would have swum home to make it happen.
Question: Our son started full-day kindergarten in September.
For the first three months he had no problem with his behavior at school, but for the past few weeks he has gotten in trouble for talking, not listening, and he spit at a child at school today.
Taking away privileges hasn’t made a difference in his behavior. He was always such a well-behaved child so we are at our wits end as far as what to do. Any suggestions for punishment would be greatly appreciated.