Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Brighton Crawling!

First Day of Preschool!

Jace started preschool today!  Some friends and I are doing a co-op once a week.  He is super excited to be a big boy.  Ever since he turned 3 he talks all the time about being a big boy.  He wants to buckle himself up, put his own shoes on, etc.  He tells everyone he talks to that he's 3.  Then he asks them, "What's your number?"  He asks this mostly of strangers, because he already knows how old his friends and family are.

This little guy is growing up so fast.  He is so sweet, so funny, and so busy (Faith uses the word "destructive").  I'm so glad he is in our family!

Dinner Questions

Last night during dinner, we got out our jar of dinner questions.  The question was:

What three words would you use to describe yourself?  What 3 words would you use to describe each member of your family?

I knew this was going to be good.  Kate's 3 words for herself were "smart, math and artistic." Confident was one of the words I would give her :)

Faith then said, "cowgirl, math, and likes to chase boys."  I asked if those were for her or for Kate.  She said they were for herself, though the last 2 are Kate to a T.  She wants to be like Kate so bad.  I hope being in school helps her be more comfortable with being her own individual.
I then asked them to say words for each other.  They both said things about their sister that described themselves. Huh.

Then I asked Jace to describe himself with 3 words.  He said, "I like cows, I like to milk cows, I like to ride cows, (more stuff about cows) and that's all."  This boy likes cows.

Then it was my turn.  Faith said, "on the computer all the time, nice mom, cooks good food."  Those last two were probably because she saw my face fall when she said the first one.  I was surprised that that was the first thing she thought of.  I had a church assignment a while ago that had me on the computer quite a bit, and that was on top of my normal emailing, reading, or time wasting.  But I got released from that 9 months ago, and have also been making an effort to not waste time on the computer.  So I was disappointed that it didn't seem to make a difference.  It made me realize how hard it can be to change a child's perception.  Poor Faith saw me on the computer a lot for a year and a half, and I think she felt second rate.  It might take just as long for me to show her that she is WAY more important than anything I'm doing on the computer.  I have a renewed motivation to show her that.  Now that she has started kindergarten, I hope I didn't miss my chance.