And yes, I'm talking about the art of interrogation!
I just emerged from my sons room with the goods.
- I'm up on his secret crush (she has brown hair, hazel eyes, has lost one tooth and he hasn't talked to her yet - he is waiting until she's alone, but he gives her a special smile).
- He punched someone today on the playground (who supposedly punched him first) and has plans to call them a name tomorrow (gasp) Glad that one came up so I could address that proactively
- He forgot to hit the salad bar in the lunch line today (to my disappointment)
- His favorite subject is math
A few of my tactics:
- Get them when they are tired (and unsuspecting) like after they are tucked into bed
- We write little journals together (short and sweet and they also draw pictures)
- When they draw pictures I say "Tell me about your picture . . ." (a very open ended question)
- I walk home with them from school
- I'm relentless
- And with all my relentlessness, I actually give them a big fat break after school to play. I implement my interrogation tactics on the down low!
The best part is that when I emerged from the tuck in tonight and logged onto answer some email, my browser was open to TodaysMama.com (of course! ;) and the article that was up was:
Perfectly timed! And my friend complained today about how she couldn't get any details about school from her kindergartner. If you've got any good tips, chime in!