Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Two Parenting Skills I Have Recently Mastered

When the baby demands MORE ZIN, I know he wants raiZins, not white wine.

When my preschooler declares that he’s Dr. Indiana Jones in professor mode and proceeds to take a drumstick and pretend to draw three planets on the “chalkboard” of the fireplace mantel, I can keep a straight face. Because first, he hasn’t actually seen the Indy movies, and dude, has he even seen a real chalkboard before?

And then when I ask him what the next planet in line is, he says that “his kids” haven’t learned everything about Mercury, Venus, and Earth yet, so they can’t move on to Mars. I give him a big hug for adorableness, which is shrugged off with “Later, Mommy!! I’m teaching my class.”

*The preschool newsletter last month noted that the themes for October were “imagination, space, and fish,” which I thought was a delightful, if eclectic combination. The solar system has definitely been a hit in our household, with much singing of the Planets Song, which does include nine planets, but is followed with a spoken footnote that Pluto is no longer a planet.

5 comments:

Bob said...

They really keep up to date on science.

mayberry said...

I thought maybe MORE ZIN referred to "Zin Zin Zin a Violin"!

Amber said...

"My kids haven't learned everything," is way, way too cute. I'm impressed that you can keep a straight face.

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Anonymous said...

You should take him to the planetarium at De Anza. We took Tay this weekend for the preschool Zula show and she loved it. Even Alex liked it!
Davida