While I love the fact that his teachers are trying to think outside the box and do something a little more hands on involving the parents outside of the classroom tell me why they think that a 4 year old is going to come home, open the "FRIEND OF THE WEEK" binder and read the 6 pages of what that entails. NEWS FLASH. They aren't. The parent that has worked 8 hours all day, come home to
So "FRIEND OF THE WEEK" looks like this. It's five days of "activities" you do with the giant stuffed Clifford that has been sent home with your child. Every night you get to read the same Clifford book. (This is actually a nice change from hearing Adam sing off tune the Puff the Magic Dragon jingle.) Since Aidan's teacher was out sick on Monday
Our selections look like this: The wood checker set Aidan covets. It comes with 40 pieces that will inevitably be left behind at school. See where I am going with that one? Yup, my kid plays checkers. Wait, no he doesn't but you will think he does because of the picture. Next up, a plastic fireman. Because we have 500 of them and I think it will sound nice if I can convince Aidan to say something to his class about how brave firefighters are and how his grandfather bribed the fire department to let him ride on a truck once (that is actually a true story). The third item, a plastic photo album that Aidan likes to carry around. Obviously with the best photos I've ever taken with any and all family members inside. I need those moms to know that while they see me day after day in no make up and yoga pants, I actually do get dressed and know what mascara looks like.
Tonight, I'll be making a Clifford puppet out of a "kit" they included in our binder (Yeah!) and I will probably be at Kinko's around midnight printing color copies of pictures I took of the Kid with Clifford in different outfits last night so no one would know I cheated and got all this done a few days early so I won't miss CMA's Country Christmas on Thursday night.
As Usual, a fuzzy iPhone photo. Aidan and Clifford at the vet last night. Clifford and Scout got treated for fleas. Are you dying over those Moose antlers? Me too!
**For the record Aidan has really been looking forward to this week (I have been pumping him up for it) and is loving having Clifford home and that alone makes the little bit of work worth it!**