Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Big Girl Sophie


Someone started pre-school a couple of weeks ago. She also dressed herself (like always) in a shirt-tutu and jeans with red shoes and blue bows, neither of which really matched her outfit. I'm loosening up.


This pride and joy right here is the backpack. Personally, I think character-themed clothes and accessories are tacky (although Hello Kitty doesn't bother me as much), but Sophie is so in love with Disney Princesses right now I couldn't resist. (It was only a matter of time before those ladies were an integral part of our lives. I tried to postpone it as long as I could.) We surprised her with it the night before her first day.


So far she loves it. It's a parent co-op that meets two mornings a week (Joy School... if you've heard of it) so we rotate where "class" is held. That means I get two mornings a week alone with Ivy when I'm not teaching. She's a good hang-out buddy when she isn't being teased constantly.

This week was my turn to teach, and I wanted to share a couple of funny things. We're talking about the body right now, and I was asking the kids some questions during the lesson:

What happens if you don't get enough sleep?
"Andy": You get old!

What happens if you eat candy all day long?
"Mitchell": (while patting his stomach) You get diabetes!

That last one surprised me. I'm impressed that he knew what diabetes was, even. But from the gestures he was doing, I wonder if he was mistaking it for another "D" word that has to do with digestion. . .


Aleisha Z. Coleman said...

she is a.d.o.r.a.b.l.e. good job on letting her choose her outfit because it is pretty cute and popular by today's "matching standards". yay for joy school, love it!

Sarah Junsay said...

Seriously, Soph is so dang cute!! Sad I'm not in Joy School with you guys ONLY because of the constant chit-chatting girl time!

And I'm with "Mitchell"...eating candy all day long gives me the "diabetes" too :)

Jodi said...

Yay for preschool! Hannah loves taking her "packpack" to school. I love that she still calls it packpack! Sophie is such a cutie and getting so grown up!! Just wait until princesses are a part of your life. You become the queen!

Jessica said...

How cute is she? Good job letting her pick her outfits out. I secretly love seeing what kind of outfits kids come up with. It's always entertaining.

Devin said...

Wow! She is start joy school? I can't believe that she is already that old. She is stinkin cute though, and I'm not biased at all towards my neices!

Kathryn said...

Josie would be sooo coveting that backpack! What a cute girl Sophie is!

Manda said...

So fun. :) I like her outfit. I think she looks stylish! And I agree on the character tackiness. But then I remember how my mom wouldn't let me have a My Little Pony lunchbox, or let me have 22 braids in my hair like my African American classmates, and I remember to lighten up a little. But I still won't hang the Barbie poster in Reag's room that the neighbor girl gave her. (She is BEGGING. But I already tossed it.) And the Hannah Montana shirts and Disney clothes? Nope. :)

Anonymous said...

I have that same backpack. What good taste your daughter has. ;)