Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Something's fishy around here

The theme today was fish. Not all of them had orange hair, bushy eyebrows and fish tongues, but then again, not all of them came from the mind of a two year old.

Today I took the boys to story time where we met up with Dalia and Clarice. As per usual, we were running a little late, so the story was just beginning as we showed up.

The first story was a counting book with fish, so David was relatively calm, relatively being such a relative word. See, compared to the other tiny creatures in the room, David was on what I would call socially acceptable behavior. Nose picking, spitting, and stripping down to your diaper being the nice things that David will now associate with reading time thanks to those kids who were obviously not so interested in how many spots Sally the Shark had on her fins.

The second story was called A Fish Out of Water. When I think of a fish out of water, I think of a lot of flopping around and spastic twitching, which is exactly what the kids started doing halfway through the story.

After story time, it was the arts & crafts hour. For David, it was more like the arts & crafts ten minutes. He's a small kid, so it is not surprising that his attention span is minuscule as well. He was not so interested in doing any of the work - but he was good at giving me orders on how he wanted his fish to look. Mmmm - does not like working, likes giving orders...sounds like maybe he'll grow up to be a manager.

When we got home, I let the kids beat each other up as I got dinner ready. I did not want to disappoint the boys, so for dinner - fish sticks.
Ladder Talk:
1) What was the best part of your day?
Peter: When Dalia come with me to read books.
David: When I read the book mit Dalia.

2) What was the worst part of your day?
Peter: When David hit me and spit all over.
David: When Gizma scratch me.

3) What would you like to do tomorrow?
Peter: To go with you soccer playing when I'm finished with the kindergarten.
David: When I Bob the Meister.

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