Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Who's the boss?
Last week the preK class celebrated Dad's Night at Preschool
This is my funny honey, Nicole, and her daddy, my son. The dads played with their children for the first half hour. The children eagerly anticipated this event because I told them that THEY were their dad's boss for the evening and their dads had to play where the children told them. The dads were as thrilled as the kiddos. After the performance we went outdoors for a parachute lift. Each child sat on a pillow in the center of a large parachute, and the dads raised the kids high into the air and set them down gently, two times. you should have seen their faces and heard their giggles.
Then, we had snack on the parachute. It was such a memorable evening.
The children sang many songs and did finger plays. Their favorite was the dinosaur song:
Never go to lunch with a dinosaur, they're a mean, (facial grimace) foul, nasty group. They'll burp (kids pretend burp), and they'll slurp (make the sound) and they'll never sit down, and they'll spit right in your soup. (Sptooie!)
The dads laughed and applauded after each song or rhyme. My message to the fathers: As you watch your little boy or girl tonight, remember that they are also watching you and listening to you. They want to be just like you. And one day, they will do what you do and say what you say.