On Monday evening little lady and I started a 4 year old school readiness class that we will go to together until the end of October. She was pretty excited about going.
Before we went, I prepared her for what we would be doing and what I expected out of her behavior wise.
I’ve said this here before, little lady is a hand full. Actually I should say 2 handfuls. She can be the sweetest little girl ever but that can change within the hour.
Can I just say drama queen?
She is a dress wearing girlie girl that likes to play football and to play in the dirt. Between her and the 2 boys she gets the dirtiest.
If it were up to her, she would be with me 24/7 and loudly protests when this is not the case. So getting to go to a class and having me all to herself is right up her ally.
Being the temperamental challenge that she can be, I talked to her about not saying her made up “naughty words” at the school.
What are made up naughty words you ask? She makes up words or uses common words and uses them as if to swear when she doesn’t like something or doesn’t get her way or is angry at someone…namely her brother or her cousin.
We don’t swear in our home(not saying we never do but control it around the little ears) so she doesn’t use any of those words. Instead she makes up her own or uses the word of the day and says them with such infliction that it sounds like swearing. Just so you know, we don’t do that when we get anger either. :) …so I don’t have a clue to where she gets this??????
Her latest words are “barner” and “barnyard”.
Anyways, I talked to her about not saying these words at school.
She isn’t suppose to say them at home either but you get my point.
So off we went to school.
I really wasn’t sure how she would act. I didn’t want her saying these words but I also didn’t want her being clingy and too shy either.
Quite contrary. She was anything but shy or clingy.
Little lady has this ability to say, do certain things and make faces that make me laugh. A lot. It wasn’t just me either. She made the teachers and other parents laugh too.
She did this quite a bit this night.
After the opening circle time, they had us going to different stations to do various tasks. We were at the first station and she say’s to me, “Mommy do you even know what you are doing?” To which I laughed and said, “Of course I do.” and we went on with our tasks. She kept saying this at every station.
A short time later, I discovered we were at the wrong station and I said, “Oops we’re at the wrong station.” To which she loudly announced, “I just knew you didn’t know what you were doing!”
As I was walking to the parent room for the last 30 minutes of our time, she says to me from across the room, “Don’t worry Mommy I won’t say any of my naughty words until I get home!”
At the end of the night, as I came out of the parents room, she loudly asks me, “Can we run out to Wal-Mart and buy a new vcr so I can check out this movie?” as she waves a vhs movie at me.
Of course I said “No” and I watched as her little mouth opened and started to move and I shook my head at her…I held my breathe waiting for her to embarrass me…and nothing came out. I was so proud of her.
As we walked holding hands, down the hall to leave the school, I told her how proud I was of her for not saying any naughty words at school. To which she proudly announced, “Oh silly Mommy, I just said them really really soft like this.” And she leans into me and whispers, “Oh barnyard.”
I’ve got my work cut out for me with little miss smarty pants.
As if I didn’t already know this.
Have a wildly wonderful Wednesday!
Until next time, love & hugs, Lori
PS Jordan is doing great at school!