That Just Happened

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My husband says to me, “Oh yah, we were supposed to get back to Mary about reading at Kaylee’s (our daughter) school next week.” I said, “Didn’t I tell you??? You go in on Thursday at 2:00pm to read. Oh, and Katie has a cow costume you can wear too!!”

As you can imagine I hear from hubby…”I AM NOT READING IN A COW COSTUME!” hee hee hee. “Don’t worry, hunny, you’re not…I AM!”

So let me back up…My daughter’s school has a farm themed week and during this week they get to dress up, read books, and have their education materials focused around farm animals and country life.

Kaylee was very proud when her teacher announced to the class that I was coming to read and that SHE lived on a farm near school. The kids that ride her bus know a little of her rural livelihood when they see her craw out of the skid loader or the semi to get on the bus or when she gets picked up by the combine or tractor after school. I think her dad feels pretty proud about this too 😉

So my reading day rolls around and what I didn’t tell her was that I was coming dressed up in a Jersey cow costume!!! This is what I get as I walk into the class room…

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Can you hear her saying it??? "That Just happened?" I walk in all smiles and shes just glaring at me like, really??? really mom??? THIS is what you're going to do here?! All of her classmates thought I was GREAT!!! They were laughing and clapping and so it didn't take long until Kaylee clapped too and gave me half a smile!

I read…

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and…

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I gave the kids some time for questions. “What happens if the machine gets stuck on the cow??” “What kind of ‘sores’ do they get when their yutters get too big?” “where do the babies come out from?” Seriously…I swear you could read them a book about the moon and they would STILL ask you where babies come from!

I loved every second of it because their little ears were wide open and they were so excited to hear about our farm life and ask all their questions.

When we got back home I asked Kaylee, “Were you embarrassed when I walked in dressed as a cow?” She said, “Yah kinda…I thought my friends were gonna make fun of me, but then they just made fun of you so it was ok!”

Thanks doll 😉

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Sunday Funday

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OK, so about 4 year olds…does anyone want an extra one!!??
For the most part I’m a huge fan of mine, but today she is NOT my favorite.
I’m assuming I’m not the only one to ever feel this way and if I am…well, I’ll send you my address so i can receive my “Mother of the Year” award 😉

Macy, like a lot of other 4 year olds, is figuring out her world using one key method…making mistakes. How else do you learn? Well, I’d like her to learn by simply listening to me and her dad and taking our word for it. She, on the other hand, has her own plans. I absolutely love her for this, but often times I am frustrated having to constantly remind her of right and wrong.

Today she decided to spread lotion all over her pillow, her bed, her sister’s bed, on books, on books in the closet, and on tons of clothes. What on earth was she thinking? She of course could not answer this question, so I counted backwards from 10…twice…and took a deep breath and said, “guess what Macy…your Sunday Funday just ended…grab a laundry basket and start loading it up!” She now has done 2 loads of laundry by herself and she will continue to work at this all afternoon. She is now telling me she is tired and is very sorry for what she did. “Thank you, Macy, for the apology and if you are tired then you can go to bed…its either work or bed. You pick” She started picking up Barbies.

Does anyone else have a 4 year old who insists on learning things the hard way?! What has been the most difficult lesson to teach?!

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