You know the advantage to having a three year old? You learn patience – REAL QUICK!
The Kid’s favorite thing to play (especially in my kitchen) is Teacher. To be clear, I’m the teacher and she’s the student. The session usually starts with her asking, “What am I going to learn today, Teacher?”
Most of the time it’s a review of her name, each letter in her first name, and associating it with something she’s familiar with. She loses interest about halfway through the third time ’round so we move on to numbers.
Some parents make excellent teachers to their young kids. I’m not one of those parents. That’s the honest truth. I’m not saying I’m a horrible teacher-parent person, but teaching’s definitely not my thing. And it’s not to say that I don’t have the patience to teach her because I do. But I’m easily distracted and, um, yeah. A distracted teacher results in what??? LOL Exactly!
I try my best to teach her because deep down I’m a nerd at heart. I value a good education and believe in giving your best when it comes to school and homework. Because I value and believe in these things, I keep trying when it comes to teaching her.
Here’s to giving my best to her, to teaching her as best as I can. Here’s to building a good, solid foundation where she’s not only willing but eager to learn. Here’s to one more day of hearing, “Teach me, Teacher!”
Here’s to cherishing these teacher-student moments that happen in my kitchen.