Tony's father took Tony to a playground just before supper time on Monday. Tony was playing on a slide. Another boy joined him. The boy was smaller than Tony and yet was pushing Tony around.
Tony's father watched this to see how Tony would react. Tony seemed to take it good naturally. He laughed as the other boy head-butted him in the back. But as the play went on, the other boy became more and more mean-spirited; or thought Tony's father who wanted, but resisted the urge, to tell Tony to smack the "little shit" back. The other boy's mother did scold her son for his behavior once, but the boy continued on with his bullying behavior and started kicking Tony.
Tony's father, at this point, decided it was time to take Tony home. Tony resisted, and didn't leave the playground till Dad got on the electric bike and pretended to ride away. Tony then, in a panic, ran to find his father. When they were finally reunited, Dad scolded Tony for letting the other boy push him around. "Don't let those fucks do that to you!" he said to Tony.
But, Tony's father quickly felt remorse and hugged Tony. Tony, he realized, was a good kid in a fallen world.
Tony didn't want to go to school Thursday morning. He fought his father when they went to the kindergarten van pickup spot. At one point, Tony grabbed his Dad's hand and tried to pull him back to Casa K. He wasn't happy as he was put into the van.
Tony's mood was upsetting to his parents. Tony's mother phoned his father about Tony's state as he got into the pickup van. Learning that Tony was still upset, Tony's mother phoned the school. Tony's mother later phoned her for an update.
It seemed that Tony hadn't gotten enough sleep the night before. His teachers reported that he was yawning in class.
Tony beat up another boy at school yesterday, or so Dad was told by Mom. They were fighting over a toy. Dad eagerly wanted details about the altercation. Was Tony punching? Did Tony push the boy over? Did Tony grab the toy from the other boy? Mom, who was told by the teacher about this, wouldn't offer more details.
Does Dad want a meek Tony or a stronger Tony? He doesn't want Tony to be a bully, and yet he would prefer a bullying-Tony to a meek Tony. Some parents want their children to not have their inadequacies.
Kindergartens have nap times for all their kiddies. At Tony's school, it is between 1230 and 200 p.m. Dad imagines that Tony is not an easy one to get to nap. Tony won't rest is what Dad has observed. Tony is an unstoppable dynamo.
Yesterday, Mother Jenny went to Tony's school at nap time. She learned that Tony will nap in his own fashion. He is not one to fall asleep right away: one p.m. or so is when he does. She observed that Tony doesn't like to wear pants when he does nap. So when she went to the Tony's class nap room, she saw a lot of sleeping children and a bare ass -- Tony's bare ass. The teachers told her that Tony always takes off his pants at nap-time.