Monday, September 11, 2006

Why Do I Even Try?

Conversation at our house on second day of Pre-school:

Me (to my husband): I have laid out his clothes for school and packed his backpack. Everything he needs is in there and it’s sitting by the door. Don’t forget it.

Husband: OK

Me: Son, don’t forget your pack. It has all the papers you need for school today.

Son: OK

Me (to my husband): I’m going to work now. See you later and don’t forget the backpack. I’ll pick him up at 3:00.

Husband & Son: Bye

Me: Goodbye and don’t forget the backpack!!

Later that morning, phone call from Me to husband:

Me: Hi, did you get him off to school OK?

Husband: Yes, but I forgot the backpack.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

More Work, Please!

Yesterday marked another milestone in our house. My son's first day of Pre-school. I was extremely worried that tears would be shed and fits would be thrown, but as it turns out, the only tears were mine. He did great. The teacher told the students each to bring a teddy bear because they are going to study bears this month. I told him, "If you're nervous, just hug your bear tight." We got to the classroom and looked around at all the things to do and I asked him, "What would you like to do first?" He said, "I think I'd like to get my bear out of my backpack and hug him tight."

After I picked him up from school (I don't even like the SOUND of that) and we were back home, he was upset because he didn't have any homework. I gave him pages to do out of a workbook we have at home where he identifies objects and then circles or writes the letter that it starts with. While he was doing that, I read a note the teacher sent home with the kids. It said, "This month we will be working on the letters A, B, & C". I just laughed. I hope this teacher knows what she's in for.


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