My son (3yrs) just started going to a mother's day out program one day per week. They have the kids lay down for a nap at 1:00, and turn on a video at 1:30 for the kids who didn't fall asleep. The movie plays until pick-up time at 2:30, and they are expected to stay on their mat and remain quiet for the whole 90 minutes. My son is the only one in the class right now who just can't do it. He gave up naps ages ago, and just truly isn't interested in television (I've actually tried to get him to sit through a show, but he just doesn't care for tv). So, he wandered around the room the first two times, and they will not allow him to do that anymore. I have him in the program (which is a really good one - I just love the director and his teachers) so that 1. he has an opportunity to play with other kids and 2. so I get a break. I'm thinking about just picking him up at 1:00 - it's not like I'm busy or he's missing out on any learning or even any play time - but I'm not sure if I will be sending the "rules are for everyone else and if I don't like it, Mommy will rescue me" message, or if it's the right thing to do because it will avoid problems at his school. Any thoughts???
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