Updates and musings from one momma nurse


Monday, November 22, 2010

1st Quarter

We had our first ever Parent-Teacher Conference today! Surreal to see a "report card" with your child's name on it, and to discuss crazy things like kindergarten readiness. Wasn't she just born??

Despite Sweet Pea informing us about knocking people over, her teachers say she has a good balance of assertiveness and listening. She's demonstrating a lot of pre-writing skills, gets along with the rest of her classmates, and participates readily in class activities. Because of her birthdate, she is one of the kids who can switch back and forth between the "Early Preschool" and "Preschool" rooms (depending on numbers), and apparently she does well in both rooms. Some of the others hang back when they are with the older kids, but she jumps right in, and often tells me about specific friends from each room.

I looked ahead to some of the objectives they'll be assessing later in the year, and Sweet Pea is definitely already working on some of them, but I know I'll be amazed at how far she's come by the end of the year!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Misheard Lyrics

Sweet Pea is more musically inclined than either of her parents, and can often be heard humming or singing something. My current favorite goes like this:

Ring around the rosey,
hoppa pole laposey
Ashton, Ashton
We all fall DOWN!

She also does a pretty priceless rendition of "Bringing home a baby bumblebee", but doesn't sing it often enough for me to catch all the words.

Friday, November 19, 2010

The Shoe Game

Me: So what did you do at daycare today?
Sweet Pea: "I played the shoe game with my friends."
Me: How do you play the shoe game?
Sweet Pea: "You knock people over."

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Are We There Yet?

While driving across town:
Sweet Pea: "Are we there yet?"
Me: No, honey, not yet.
[slight pause]
Sweet Pea: "Are we there yet?"
Me: ..No.
Sweet Pea: "Oh. Just checking."