Saturday, January 31, 2009

Total Ruined.....

At the dollar store today there were some neat stickers to do with the body and weather and etc....where you stuck the stickers on pictures instead of writing the answer....I thought they were cool and offered them to August who seems to have a magic antenna that picks up anything that might be to do with 'learning' anything mom thinks is cool. I actually put them back and hope that he processes this to mean his wishes count....Of course some children's literature is so OBVIOUSLY teaching that it's not that fun to read (Their fav MSB Chapter Books for one) but they still love them....and this week we read Sonlight's recommended "Greg's Microscope" - It's not SUBTLE at all, choppily written and so darn obvious what the point of the story was (get the kids to use a microscope - John Holt would HATE this book - like kids need spurring on to look thru a microscope), .....but they fell for it....and out came the salt and sugar and slides and microscope and water and WOW LOOK DADDY!!!
He put together a super cool very complicated bulldozer lego kit yesterday, I mean complicated multiple instructions.....and coming home from the library I heard from the back seat "Mom what does W A R M spell", "oh, ok" a couple of minutes later "Mom what does t o w e l spell" and so it went......He was reading back there.....
Sawyer on the other hand is happy to jump into Math-u-see books and "play" with numbers......I know what not to do with that one.....I've learned from my mistakes with August....
Apparently my mom had company with a grade 2 aged daughter and she raved to a friend of mine about how much more "mature" and etc she was than August......My friend had to point out that a lot of it was a big "hannah montanna" act and not the 'real' child......I am so glad my kids aren't exposed to all that sexualized, commercialzed cr @p - Grade 2 and having posters up idolizing that.....MENSH!!!

1 comment:

Amy said...

Wow...so acting like Hannah Montana equals maturity? I'm bummed that we are missing out. Gee...I wonder what the boy equivalent to that is?

Enjoyed reading your blog!