Our preschool teacher sends out these awesome weekly memos where she explains what the kids will be doing for the next week.
It helps avoid conversations like this…
Eager Parent: “So what did you do today?”
Annoyed kid: “Nothing.”
Instead you can have a conversation like this…
Eager Parent: “So I heard you are learning about the Pilgrims and the Indians (yes, you now can call them Indians again!) and how they had a big feast together on Thanksgiving. Would you rather be a pilgrim or an Indian?
Less Annoyed Kid: An Indian so I wouldn’t have to be on that boat for so long.
So this week, 4-year-old Summer is learning about opposites and right before bed Rick held up a spoon and a fork.
Rick: “Girls, what’s the opposite of a spoon?”
Dylan and Summer: “A fork!”
Rick: “Very good!”
Kelcey: “Hold on. What are you talking about? A fork and spoon aren’t opposites. Light and dark. Those are opposites.”
Rick: “A fork and spoon are definitely opposites!”
Kelcey: “Oh really, then what’s the opposite of a knife?”
At this point, you can be concerned that Rick is an Emmy winning national journalist or grateful that he’s not your child’s preschool teacher.