Last Thursday was ‘Picture Day’ at Hayden’s school. Let’s just say it did not go well. When I picked him up, his teacher informed me that they were not able to get an individual picture of Hayden. Apparently, Hayden wasn't up for that – to say the least. He was in the class photo though (because one of his teachers held him).
Oh well. When I asked him about it he told me that he didn't want to have his picture taken because he didn't want people looking at him. Interesting.
Aside from the calamity that was picture day, Hayden’s teacher also let me know that Hayden had had a rough day. She said that he was particularly rowdy and aggressive. He body-tackled his friends at least 20 times - without any warning. He just threw his body onto his friends and tackled them. Apparently by the end of the day, one little boy began whimpering/whining whenever Hayden would get near him.
In addition, when playing together outside Hayden took off running away from the group (twice). One of his teachers had to run (at full speed) to catch him.
His teacher said that this was unlike him, and she perceived it as an isolated instance and just suggested we work with him on his aggression (if he acts aggressive). She said that she used distraction to try and curb his behavior and repeatedly let him know that he needed to have gentle hands and be nice to his friends.
Hopefully he will be back to his old sweet self tomorrow (when he goes back to school).
P.S. As a side note, his teacher confided in me that Hayden was one of her favorite students. That’s good to know!
P.P.S. Fortunately I took a few pictures of Hayden in his “picture day outfit” at home before we went to school. So although there aren't any real “picture day pictures", here he is in his “picture day ensemble”: