Monday, January 4

Monday's Child is Full of Meh

For a while now my 4yo has had me on edge over the alphabet. At an early age she could recite it perfectly but whenever I tried to sneak letter association in with the alphasong she would turn up her nose at textbook knowledge. She's a smart one. She recognizes surreptitious learning when she sees it.

When her nursery teacher taught her to spell her name (something I had been trying for ages) she still refused to point out which letters corresponded to what she was saying. Umprompted she would point out the letters of her name within other words but pressed to identify, she clammed up.

This monkey refuses to dance when asked. She so much like her mom. *sigh*

Anyhow, the nursery teacher and I were confident that she was just screwing with us and I was able to let go of some of the hand-wringing over her language/learning skills.

But now we are in kindergarten and it's all about letters, writing, and reading. No pressure because she's JK but I work in the classroom and I know how much is dedicated to the basics. *sigh*

The edge of worry was creeping back up under my butt and again I was back to the hand wringing over her knowledge. The back of my head was screaming "she's f'ing with you" but the paranoid, never-turned-off side of my brain was shouting "you never really know, right?"

Then G presented me with something that pulled me back from the precipice of parenting obsession:


At least I know my daughter understands what Monday is all about.

Meh indeedy my child.

And when the heck did you learn to write? I swear she is screwing with me and I love her even more for it.

15 comments:

mamatulip said...

*two thumbs up*

Becca Masters said...

fantastic!

Ali said...

She is awesome. FOR REAL.

Denguy said...

That's an odd name for a child.

wherewiller said...

Love it! Oliver only writes boring stuff like his name. She's waaaaaay advanced.

C (Kid Things) said...

I have to fight my 6 year old tooth and nail just to get him to write his name. Kids. Meh, indeed.

daysgoby said...

Awesome! Someone has instilled in her a true sense of what days are to be avoided.

for a different kind of girl said...

I would like to arrange a marriage between your daughter and my son. I have no dowry, but I still think we should talk and perhaps get papers drawn up now. What say you?

Heather said...

My son did very much the same thing with all aspects of academic learning until he turned 5 and started Kindergarten. He's actually showing what he know's now instead of screwing with us all. So nice.

There is hope. No Meh about it.
(which is hilarious, btw.)

Kyla said...

That is great!

moplans said...

totally messing with you.
My monkey won't perform either. I took her for an interview at a private school yesterday, kid was lying on the floor and by the end of the interview was trying to escape from the room.
Good news is that I can now retire ten years earlier.

A Vapid said...

Meh! I agree. She is one smart cookie!

pixielation said...

Mine won't perform on cue either. But I love the little person drawing - that reminds me so much of how mine used to draw them!

mothergoosemouse said...

Why am I not surprised?

I hope I get to meet her someday.

Claire said...

Thats awesome!!