There Are No Days Off In Unpreschool!

October 16th, 2011

Just the highlights of an extremely quiet Sunday spent at home:
At breakfast, Katya engaged in some creative doll play while the adults followed her directions to make tiny bracelets for Disney princess dolls. Then Katya and I walked the dog together. At a garage sale people were selling Min Pin puppies. We told them about the YouTube videos we’d seen of a puppy being born. We watched the puppies for a while and asked the dad and teenage daughter a lot of questions about the birth, teething, tail docking, etc. The 7 year olds showed Katya some gymnastic tricks on the couches they were selling. Katya decided she wanted to buy a chess set. When we got home, we looked up chess information on the internet and set the board up. While the grownups did grownup stuff nearby, Katya played with the chess pieces. Then she navigated YouTube, watching babies talk to each other, part of a Barbie movie in German, and then one in Portuguese. Afterwards, we read My Puppy is Born and a Halloween-ish book about creepy collective nouns. Next, There Are Monsters Everywhere by Mercer Mayer. The little boy in it takes Karate class, so Katya asked Bill to show her some “Karate tricks.” He showed her some moves, taught her a few words, and set her bouncing karate-ish off the walls for a good, long time. He held a pillow up for her to punch. We all played with the dog. Then it was time to head into the great room for dinner. Katya told me she didn’t like the collage I’d made when we had art night the night before. We talked about it, and worked out that she was upset that I had asked for her¬†input but not done what she said. Bill talked up the vitamin powers of carrots. Lots more books followed. We ended the day with yet¬†another discussion of how Katya feels that she is nocturnal, but she is quiet all night in consideration for us as we’re diurnal. Then she said that she is nocturnal AND diurnal, prompting both a discussion of whether there are animals that never sleep, and also whether she really needs to eat breakfast again right after being put to bed.


One Response to “There Are No Days Off In Unpreschool!”

  1. Cleaver on November 24, 2011 8:03 am

    Your life is awesome.

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