First – I have a horrible confession to make, I actually sort of enjoyed not having Rainbow here for part of the time. Having just the one child to watch means I get to Do Stuff during naptime, without first playing the ever harrowing Can We Get the Naps to Match Up Today? roulette.
Rainbow safely made it through her first week of school. Her continuing reluctance to actually tell us what goes on all day is a bit of an annoyance, but we can tell a bit of what’s going on by the things she brings home with her like….
… an expanded vocabulary. She picked up the following useful phrases this week: “Bonjour mes ames”, “big jerk” and “stupid head”.
… leftovers. She continues to bring at least 70% of her lunch home with her each day. As far as I can figure out, the problem seems to be that she is spending her eating periods either playing or taking potty breaks.
… artwork. She brought home a lovely colourful picture of a tiny person, with someone else’s handwriting on it. When asked why she didn’t sign her own name she informed me that “Little people don’t write words, so someone did it for me.”
… other new ideas. Of all things, she now refuses to participate in clean-up time unless I make a “ring and a ding sound with the bell thing” like the teacher does at school.
… tiny ugly germs. Yes, Rainbow already managed to bring home something truly special to share with the family, a cold. Darn tiny ugly germs. I’m waiting to see if she feels better in time for school tomorrow.
So what sort of interesting things have your kids brought home from school thus far?
Cheers to week two!