Monday, April 08, 2013

Courageous conversations: preschool edition


Ava, musing while I do her hair: "I really love [classmate]. But sometimes I have to take a break from her."
Me: "Yeah?"
Ava: "Yeah, like when we're playing and we can't agree on something for playing together and I just tell her and the teacher about my feelings and that I'm taking a break. Then later I can go back and we can figure it out."
Me: "Wow. Telling her about your feelings: that's a great way of handling it without getting angry or yelling at her or something. That's very mature. Some adults can't do that."
Ava (incredulous): "Wh-wh-what?! Some adults can't?! But they're TRAINED to do that!"
Me (cracking up): "Yeah, not all of them."

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Early a.m. talk, busy day, dinner was mediocre/reheated, but I taught my girl 6 sight words while doing it, so I count the day a success.