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Monday, June 3, 2013

First day of "school"

So I just have to share that today is the first day I home-schooled my son. He just turned three, so I got him a preschool kit to do activities with him.

Here is what my son learned today:

1. Mommy isn't a preschool teacher. (Not yet anyhow.)

Here is what mommy learned today:

1. Old dry-erase markers don't always erase off of what they are supposed to.

2. When your three-year-old draws a picture, the appropriate response is "Oooh, that's so wonderful!", not "What did you draw?" Asking the second question will get strange explanations about sharks eating the faces off of caterpillars - and trying to figure out a preschooler's mind is like peeking inside Wonderland.

3. Logic has no place in preschool. If you doubt that, see #2.

4. Ask a silly question, you'll get a silly answer. ("What happens in the meadow when it gets dark outside?" "You yell at daddy to quit snoring!")

5. Painting is more fun when you try to taste the paint. Repeatedly.

6. Glue will come out so slow that you have to squeeze it with all of your strength to get even a little to come out. Suddenly it will decide to come out on it's own and you will have glue everywhere. Everywhere.

7. Snack time is as good a reason as any to take off your underwear and dance around the house.

8. If you're not quiet during toddler-led pretend-time, bears will eat you.

9. It's funny to tell daddy that today you learned that the letter on your painting is a B. Even though it's really an A, and you know that.

10. At the end of the school-day, mommy might be so exhausted that she falls asleep on the couch, only to wake up and discover that she somehow rolled on an art project and now has a painting of a caterpillar on her butt.

11. Mommy isn't a preschool teacher... yet.


  1. I laughed all the way through this post!! It's all so true!! Thank you for sharing it!

  2. This was HILARIOUS! Sounds like the kind of day I would have, lol

    It's amazing that I never would have considered home schooling, but now with all of the tragedies happening in school, plus the government's over bearing desire to have a say in our children's healthcare, I am actually starting to consider it. My 9 yr old daughter get's extra help in two classes (she's classified) so I would have to look into what to do there, and my little guy is 21 mos old.

    I've already found learning activities to do with him via Pinterest, lol.

    Thank you : )

    Robin R

  3. This was so cuite thanks for the smile:):)