All of Luke’s friends are done with preschool for the year, and I have taken that as a carte blanche to relax my already-low standards for what counts as preschool. If he wants to learn about centipedes and grasshoppers, that counts. Levers and pumps? That counts too. Pretty much anything that he is interested in, I mentally chalk up as preschool for the day. I think it’s a good break for everyone. I’m not stressing that he cannot recognize 6, 7, or 8, and he gets to build levers out of rulers and pencils.
Our crafting originality has decreased as well. All of the crafts for the past month have involved eyeballs. They’re a huge hit and as long as I don’t get mad about the quantity of eyeballs used, everything’s great.
Benjamin, our resident 1-year-old, really loves the eyeballs.
I saw this really silly idea online for a little “i” craft: Mr. Itchy. It was the only novel craft that didn’t completely obscure the “i” shape, so we made it. The kids loved it.
I had to pry the sheet of eyeballs from Ben’s chubby grip, as he hotly protested their release.
It’s safe to say that we may or may not get to “j” and “k” next week. If we do, there will definitely be eyeballs involved.