When we were at Jeff’s birthday party a few weeks ago, we were sitting around a table gabbing with some friends who just had their first baby a few months ago. Someone asked me about Declan and we started talking about his school, and I commented on his homework.
The new father leaned forward in shock, and said… “He has homework in preschool?”
I went on to explain to him, not only did he have homework every Thursday, but he had reading logs that we filled out every night, plus a monthly family project that we did together.
He scoffed and said, “I’m not doing that crap!”
Um, yea, right, buddy. You hold that little dream close to your heart for as long as you can, OK?
So, we have been gearing up for it only to get worse in Kindergarten. Lucky for us, though, Declan’s teacher took it a bit easy on us, being the first week of school and all. All we had due today was a “Star Chart.” She handed out a blank star and told us to dress it up with our child.
He could have just decorated her star, but nooooooo! Of course, I went a little nuts and created a whole poster out of it on my Mac with holes for him to fill in of all his favorite things. Lest you think *I* did his homework for him, though, he did tell me all the things he wanted in the poster (Art Director), drew the pictures of himself and us inside the star (Illustrator) and then cut out all the photos I stole from the web of his favorite things and glued them to the poster (Production Grunt).
We make a pretty good team, don’t you think?
Plus! I am frantically editing video to get DVDs ready for my mother and aunt’s arrival next week. They are making their semi-annual trek across the country to celebrate Declan’s birthday (My boy will be 5? What the HELL!?!) and I am 8 months behind on my monthly videos. EIGHT MONTHS. My OCD is freaking out, people. But, I am up to February now, and found this little gem from when Declan’s Preschool class was learning songs for every single letter of the alphabet.
Every. Single. Letter.
I am thinking Secret Agent Josephine should sell the videos alongside her Letter Cards.