Preschool Open House

We made it through the whole classroom and teacher meeting and discussion of two three year olds in the same class, and were on the way out the door when somebody got busted huge-ly, and sent to time out…

  
This, of course, was in the fancypants preschool, the one that doesn’t use time outs because they only use “positive discipline practices”, the kind that often lead our reactive attachment toddler to violence.

Sometimes, though, she is quite charming.  When out to a back to school celebration dinner – thanks to a gift card and while our house finally cooled down after the air conditioner being fixed today – she colored along with the other kids.  Except when the waitress complimented her on knowing it was the color blue, she screamed at her, “Don’t say that! It’s not blue! It’s George Washington, lady!”

  
On the other hand, Seven just worked on her moustache:

  
While all this excitement was happening, Alex suddenly shouted, “Hey mom! I figured out what you meant about coloring in the lines!”

  
Kirk then replied with, “Mommy! Look at me! I’m working on the background, with some stripes in the foreground!”

  
Barrett was busy using his crayons, which he had already broken, as cars:

  
While scrubbing her paper with a napkin, Anber shouted back to him, “Everybody be quiet! I am blending my color palatte over here!”

  
And I was glad it wasn’t just math facts and sight words they have learned with all their brains this summer.  I love that they love Art!  I love that they are creative!  I love that they are happy!

Even if they are too smart for their own good, and stuck at the fancypants preschool.

About Emily

I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints since 2009. I serve as a Chaplain, and work as a counselor. I got bilateral cochlear implants in 2010, but will always love sign language. I choose books over television, and organics over processed. Nothing is as close to flying as ballroom dancing - except maybe running, when in the solo mood. I would rather be outside than anywhere else, especially at the river riding my bike or kayaking. PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy, and currently doing a post-doc in Jewish Studies and an MDiv in Pastoral Counseling. The best thing about Emily World is that it's always an adventure, even if (not so) grammatically precise. The only thing better than writing is being married to a writer. Nathan Christensen and I were married in the Oklahoma City temple on 13 October 2012, and have since fostered more than eighty-five children. We have adopted the six who stayed, and are totally and completely and helplessly in love with our family. Nathan writes musical theater, including "Broadcast" (a musical history of the radio) and an adaption of Lois Lowry's "The Giver". He served his mission in South Korea, has taught song-writing in New York City public schools, and worked as a theater critic for a Tucson newspaper. This is not an official Web site of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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