Our 4.9-year-old boy is easily distracted, and he knows it.

When doing math or english homeschool work, he often tries to escape challenging questions by getting up, heading to the fridge or the piano, and doing something, anything, else. We growl; he realizes what he’s doing, and apologizes “I’m being distracted.”, then he returns to his work.

This morning, something similar happened. Offered some multiplication/addition word problems, he headed to the fridge again. We looked over. He turned around, faced us, and said

“I was getting dist…”

and returned to the fridge, meta-distracted.