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these have aged a little bit, but I love them –

“I’m laughing so much my kidneys are starting to fill up.”

“Daddy, sometimes when I have to go to the naughty chair, I feel crestfallen.”

“Mommy has something in her tummy, and it’s not food, it’s a people!”

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So far, Bee is having a hard time being in (two day, afternoon pre-) school.  It has only been 2 days, mind you, but it is still a hard time for us.

She puts on a brave face at drop-off time (the first day she was so excited that she forgot to say goodbye – instead launching into “I have great news! Today is my first day of school!” with the teacher.  Then later the stories unfolded about how she was so sad while I was away.

Almost the very first thing to come out of her mouth when she woke on the second day of school was, “Why would we waste a perfectly good day like this at school?”, followed by “You’ve already taught me everything they teach there, anyway.”

She’s usually such a happy kid, and makes friends on playgrounds in 2 seconds flat, so it’s confusing new territory and it breaks my heart – but I’m trusting those that say it gets better.

Here is one resource, among several, that I’m ‘road testing’.

Quick Click: 9 Parent-Tested Ways to Ease Separation Anxiety – Ease preschool drop-offs with these simple suggestions.

We picked up a copy of The Kissing Hand this afternoon, too – and we’ve read it together three times.  Her teacher suggested making a necklace with our pictures on it that she can wear – so, we’ll try that tomorrow (her third day).  They are all reading A Pocket Full Of Kisses tomorrow in class (which is a sort of Kissing Hand sequel).

We addressed the subject of her being more advanced than many of her peers by choosing a mixed-age Montessori classroom for her – even so, her teachers seem very impressed by her vocabulary and knowledge.  When she isn’t crying.

I’ll post more about these days of change in our home – including pics and info about the biggest little change – but this post serves as my late night venting about a subject that is probably affecting a lot of families at this time of year.

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A guy (lets call him Dad) and his daughter (call her Bee) walk into a maternity store to try to get a nursing nightgown for some big ole’ pregnant lady (known as Jungle Woman).

Further cast:  Employee Woman, Expectant Mother, Expectant Father and Their Daughter.

Overhearing, between Employee Woman and Expecting Family-

Employee Woman: So, do you know what you are going to have?

Expectant Mom: A little boy.

EW: Oh GOOD!  Is this your daughter?

EM: Yes.

EW: Oh, wonderful – then you are done then!

Expectant Father: Oh no we aren’t.

EM: (unsettled) Don’t get him started.

EF: We are going to have 14 kids.

EW: Oh, lol, that’s a lot 🙂

EF: No it isn’t – people always used to have 12 or 14 kids.

EW: lol 🙂

EF: (dead serious)  …speaks a bizarre little speech about how he is serious, everyone becoming uncomfortable…


Then the expecting family leaves.

Bee to Employee Woman: My Mommy is going to have a baby!

EW: She is!  Do you know what it is?

B: Yes – it is a girl!

EW: (less chipper, strangely solemn and conciliatory) Oh – so you are going to be a big sister?

B: Yeah!

EW: Would you like some bubbles?  (hands child bubbles)

B: No thanks, I have lots at home.  (hands bubbles back)

EW: Oh – well you can have some for the car (tries to hand child bubbles).

B: No, thank you.

EW: Then here – have some stickers! (hands child stickers)

B: No, thank you.  I have a box of stickers at home.  Thanks for offering!

EW: Oh – well, okay – um, good job, you don’t take things from strangers!

We leave, because they don’t have the gown that Jungle Woman requested that we go and get for her.

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I’m not going to editorialize too much – but here are the facts:

• Employee woman asked everyone what they were having, and if it completed a set of one boy + one girl – that meant that you should stop – because you’ve achieved what she feels is the goal.  If you have not achieved this, it appears that she assumes you are disappointed.  I think it is possible, her being an employee there, that this dialog plays out all day every day.

• That guy wants 14 children, and is very serious and kind of confrontational about it. He also had ‘crazy eyes’ – an objective assessment, since it is factually/statistically unusual to see the whites the whole way around somebody’s pupal as they respond to joking with bared teeth and are unreceptive to attempts to placate them.

• Sometimes offering gifts to children is a sophisticated way of determining whether they have been introduced to ‘stranger danger’.

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quill

Classification:

“That’s called a striped bulldog spider cat monster.”


After naming a turtle we found, “Turd”:

“Daddy, maybe you can scoop Turd out of the lake.”

Specific love:

“I like black and stinky dogs that are girls named Fergie.”

Canny:

“No, you’re not running.  You are pretending to run.  Run real.”

Hard to explain:

“I’m an Earth maggot that stands up, I’m very expensive.”

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It must be hard to illustrate ‘butterscotch’, so they put this little design on the wrappers – leading to at least one dissapointed little conversation in the car after stopping at the drive-thru at Rite Aid.

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Sayeth the Bee

some recent quotes (age 3.5):

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on efficiency:

Daddy: Where are your pants?  Why did you take your pants off?

Bee: Because I run better without them – – Whaow!!! (runs away, buns wiggling)

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preferences:

“I like food that has hot dog rolls with it.”

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fitness:

“I’m doing my lung exercises.  I’m exercising my nibbles – so they will be nice and good.”  (and yes, she meant nipples)

quill

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Sayeth the Bee

some recent quotes (age 3.5):

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on movies:

Sometimes when it plays the sad music, it means that a girl grownup is in love with a boy grown up.

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reassurance after loud crashing noise:

No reason to be worried, it was just an accident

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control:

I want scrambled eggs with salt and pepper on them, not salt and pepper in them.

quill

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