First of all – regarding the title. I know that Ali isn’t a toddler anymore, but I don’t like the term preschooler. It’s so weird – instead of describing the kid, it refers to what she WILL be doing – not even what she IS doing!
(Although I guess she IS doing preschool…but still! It annoys me!)
Call me quirky – I know that I am – but PLEASE – does anyone have an alternative term with which I can describe a three-year-old?? Until I find one, she will continue being a toddler.
Okay, I feel better now.
We’ve entered a new stage where Ali will tell me stories about what goes on when I’m not around. It’s quite entertaining, and it most definitely keeps me guessing as to how much of it is true and how much of it is her imagination or her toddler-skewed-perception-of-events.
I get the most stories about Sunday School. But as a disclaimer, this week’s is a bit hard to believe – I know they run a very orderly ship in her class. However…
Names have been changed to protect the questionably innocent.
Me: “What happened in Sunday School today?”
Ali: “Matt cried a LOT. Then Matt started knocking people down – he knocked Christopher and me down. But I didn’t cry – I just said ‘don’t knock me down, Matt.’ …… Well, really I screamed ‘NO!!!’”
“Then John kicked Matt in the nose.”
Me: “Did anyone get put in time out?”
Ali: “Matt didn’t. He just didn’t obey. John got put in time out, though.”
Me: “So how about you and AJ? Were you wise?”
Ali: “Oh yes. We hid under the tables.”
It’s a comfort to know that she has good emergency preparedness skills in the event of a terrorist takeover.