Tuesday, April 13, 2010

School's Cool!

So, I think I may have broken Kinder Major's brain today.

See, we're having these disagreements about school.  She *LOVES* her pre-school.  Loves her teacher, loves her classmates, loves it.  DOES NOT love the idea of moving on to Kindergarten, though.  Especially since there's zero way that she can stay with her current friends and teacher.  Our conversations about it go something like this:

"Mommy, I don't NEED any more school.  I know my letters and my numbers and I know how to draw and write and color.  I don't NEED anything else."

"No, Kinder Major.  You never stop learning in life.  That's a beautiful privilege you have available to you, and you're going to make the most of it.  Besides, mommy is too unorganized to homeschool you."


*insert eyeroll and subject change here*

Today, however, it was a bit different.  Mainly because she asked me while I was working on some homework, but a smidge of it was just to see what happened.

"Mommy, I don't NEED any more school.  I know my letters and my numbers and I know how to draw and write and color.  I don't NEED anything else."

"Kinder Major, you WILL be going to Kindergarten.  Mommy goes to school.  I'm in school right now.  As a matter of fact, I should be doing my homework instead of giving in to this potential argument with you."

"But MOOOO--- what?  You're not in school, you're at home with me."

"Yes, I'm at home, but my teacher and my classes are all on the internet, so I can be doing school work and learning while I'm at home with you."

"Oh.  *peers at laptop screen with great scrutiny and deep thought*  Does your teacher let you go outside?  Do you have Big Toy day?  Do you sing and learn sign and spanish and have snack?"

"No, I don't get to do any of those things."

"Oh.  *more deep thought* Could I go to school on the internet?"

"Sure you could.  Do you think we should ask about doing that instead of going to Kindergarten?"

"*horrified look*  NO MOMMY!!!  I'll go to Kinnergarden.  I would miss going outside and playing ball and having big toy time and eating snack and making new friends.  You don't get to have fun like that and that's unfortunate.  *runs off to play outside*"

This, dear readers, is where you see a big, fat, smug grin on AccidentallyMommy's face.  At the risk of jinxing it, I do believe I will say with unflagging confidence in regards to the Kindergarten battle:  I.  Win.  :D

Stay tuned, however, for when this inevitably backfires on me.  It's parent-hood... this shit always backfires. ;P


  1. haha love it! I'm looking forward to the real conversational stuff of parenthood. I'm going to suck at it.

  2. Lol, well done :) it definitely sounds like you won round two...I've got my fingers crossed for you that that's the end of the battle :)