So I’m coloring little family member finger puppets for my nursery class lesson and Mikey decides we should sharpen all the colored pencils. Great idea, except I don’t think Joshy is quite ready for pencil sharpening. Loading the washer and dryer, yes. Pushing pencils in the electric sharpener, no! Mikey on his own came up with the plan to let Josh watch the sharpening take place on a chair, then hand Josh a handful of pencils to go take to Mommy. Joshy happily brings the little handful bouquets to me and grins while toddling back to get more.
It totally took me back to classroom teaching days. Every kid wanted a classroom job, especially class leader. There were those students who were the best little cleaners and pencil sharpeners. And I loved when the responsible kids were the ones who were the leaders, because they would remember those important duties like taking the lunch count and attendance folder to the right place all on their own, no reminders needed.
So here’s to learning and growing and teaching each other one little lesson at time. May my kids learn important skills to help them cooperate and interact appropriately at home and school and play.