Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Band of Brothers

(Lukas training for his move to the Toddler Room)

I can’t complain. Things have been going rather swimmingly for Lukas at daycare. Other than the painful departure of Venus a few weeks back, our son has settled into a nice routine with his pre-toddler room Band of Brothers. In fact, there has not been one ‘ouch report’ sent home since the departure of The Nemesis at the end of December. No bites. No being pushed over backwards. No being raked across the face with sharp nails.

Speaking of removing a bad influence, not surprisingly since The Nemesis moved to the next room, neither have we had a single report of Lukas biting anyone. Clearly it seems to have been a defense mechanism on his part, intended to ensure survival in a harsh little world where just one ill-behaving child can wreak havoc on any chance for peace and harmony.

However, now in place of tyranny I get to witness scenes such as the one I witnessed yesterday afternoon while trying to extricate my boy from his classmates. Lukas, finally resigned to the fact that we were in fact going to have to depart the place where he was having such a good time, took it upon himself to first seek out every other child in the room and give them a warm parting embrace. You would have thought we were leaving for good, never to return. It was as if he were saying “Brother, we have been to hell and back together, and I love you man!”

Thinking on this, I can now see the brilliance in my little guy's plan. Yes, The Nemesis is gone, but one day in the not too distant future, Lukas will be moving into the next room too. And how better to counteract tyranny than to build a coalition of freinds with similar goals who are willing to support you?

I can see it now. As time goes by, one by one Luke’s Band of Brothers will form in that next room. And when they do this tiny army, built on love, hugs, and the absence of blood…well, they will have his back.

And The Nemesis will have no place to hide.

At least that’s how I see it going down.

Mrs. LIAYF would argue I read too many historical war novels.


Ed (zoesdad) said...

He's networking. Nice.

Anonymous said...

I can hear the toddler war cry now: "They can take away our binkeys and our diapers, but they can't take away our FREEDOM!"

It will be a beautiful day in that toddler room. A day which shall live in infamy...forever! You go Lukas, fight the good fight for all those toddlers that can't.

Excuse me while I wipe away a tear.

1sttimedad said...

The Nemisis won't know what hit him.

Anonymous said...

Survivor...toddler style!!!!

James (SeattleDad) said...

@Ed - He probably has his own Facebook page that I don't know about.

@Super Mega Dad - LOL! But first they will all turn and bare thier little backsides to The Nemesis to taunt him!

@1sttimedad - I pity the child, but perhaps he will have reformed by the time Luke moves down.

@MTAE - It would have been nice to vote The Nemesis out of the program long ago.

Eric said...

I had to read this entry b/c I saw the word "tranny!" LOLOL!

Anonymous said...

Wow, I've neglected blog reading for a long time again. But I just caught up.

It sounds like Lukas is going to be voted leader of his room in daycare. It's a straight shot to POTUS from there.

James (SeattleDad) said...

@Eric - So you are saying I could get more readers with that kind of language? Not apt to start using it, but just wondering. lol.

@Claresdad - The possibilities are endless. Thanks for catching up.

Eric said...

LOL! No, just had to find out what you were talkin about!

James (SeattleDad) said...

@Eric - Well, it certainly wasn't Tranny's. I haven't gotten that desperate just yet. lol.