March 26, 2008

Note To Self

Dear Self:


Next time you take a shower and leave a 3 year old unsupervised, remember to hide the Easter candy.



13 comments:

HRH said...

oooops.

Cathy said...

Oh goodness. He is so cute. I keep meaning to comment on your preschool thing...so here's my opinion under the wrong thing.
Montessori is great - if it's a true montessori school, some just slap the name on there and don't really follow the philosophy. I looked into some Montessori schools for my son and decided I wanted a mix. Both his preschool and the preschool I teach - (different preschools) have pretty much the same philosophy. Children learn through play (play is good), but can also participate in group activities. That's one thing that I didn't like about Montessori is that children weren't expect to join the group for music and there wasn't a set story or calendar time. I like the idea of Quinn getting used to doing things with a group (even if it's not his first choice of what he'd rather be doing). And I like the idea that those activities prepare him for kindergarten and first grade (in a regular school setting). I also KNOW that kids learn best through play. The preschool I found for Quinn has at least an hour of playtime a day and that's when Quinn can make his choices and freely explore and learn. (Where I teach we also have at least an hour - for kids to choose between play, snack, projects, etc.)
But if you're thinking of going Montessori all the way then go for it. I've heard great things about Montessori grade schools. There's also a few kids in my school that came from a Montessori kindergarten program and are doing well in first grade (regular program) - but, they are all girls and girls just tend to do well with the whole traditional school thing.
Anyway - is this going to be his only year of preschool? Or does he have another year after this before Kindergarten starts. If this is his only year I'd lean towards a balance of play and group activities. If it's his first year of preschool and he'll have another next year go for Montessori (even if that's not where you want him in a few years). Then, next year for preschool you could try something different.
As for all those other factors (baby naps, driving, etc.) I would suggest going somewhere close and trying to work with the baby naps. Right now I have to wake up the baby to pick up Q from school, but it actually keeps us on a good morning and afternoon nap schedule, so I don't mind.
Okay, yeah. Sorry for the long comment.

jennifer h said...

Oh, the carnage.

EatPlayLove said...

wow...tummy ache! I always put a movie on and close the doors tightly, with my girls in the bedroom off the bathroom. The movie is the trick.

Z said...

Oh no! And I just wrote to you about how great it was he wouldn't be going into sugar overload from Easter...

Still, such a cutie! Love the big grin!!!

Angie said...

Note to yourself...

Put Easter candy up when you take a shower if Angie comes to visit, too.

KEEP BELIEVING

JCK said...

Oh, I KNOW this life...

Tootsie Farklepants said...

I have to hide it from my dog.

Jennifer, Le Binky Bitch said...

Rut-roh!

Christy said...

Mmmmm chocolate. Mmmmmm....

Mrs. Flinger said...

HAHAHA! Adorable.

fullheartandhands mama said...

Well, at least it was edible.

Ms. Maxwell said...

Muggsy, in his bright new 2-year-old way, asks me INCESSANTLY for more "chockit." Can't imagine he'd pass up the opportunity to wolf down a whole bunny if it presented itself. And, in Dylan's case, I'm sure it helped your pooping travails...