It was a beauteous 3-hour productive whirlwind for Mama and R-Sprout. I weed-whacked (well, for about 2 minutes until I ran the string down to nothing), built a felt board, and ironed some stuff (who’d have thought that ironing would still be necessary in 2013 considering we only buy wrinkle-free shirts?).
Important math knowledge gained: minus 1 kid = a 300% increase in stuff that can get done. I even had daydreams of sorting through the toys next week…
This may or may not be because preschool started, but in the last week T-Sprout has been busy shoring up her English knowledge. She’s asked what the following random words are in English:
Bat (several times, she really must think this one’s on the test)
Left/Right (she seemed to be just double checking, thank God)
I have no idea whether or not these words came in handy for her yesterday.
When I went to pick her up, the nice teachers had created a quote chart on which they listed each kid’s favorite thing was in preschool. The other kids said intelligent and grammatically correct things like: “I like playing with the bear. He’s so soft and fuzzy.” Or , “I really liked playing outside.”
Next to T-Sprout’s name were 2 words: “umm….paint”
Thus begins the English-language catch-up session known as preschool.