With the big boys only being a year and a half apart, we sometimes treat them like twins as far as exposing them to things. Our new "thing" is games, specifically Memory and Go Fish. I have loads of fun watching them figure out new things and joyfully winning a legit game. I like spelling with them and helping them with letters and sounds. We color for a million hours a day.
But I am not a preschool teacher. The Lord knew to clearly call me away from ever being in charge of 15 4-and-5-year olds. That does not mean, however, that I can't moonlight now and again!
Two other moms and I volunteered in #1's preschool classroom today so his teachers could go to a luncheon. We retrieved them from lunch, did story time, made Valentine bags, and got them dressed for recess. In an hour. They were well behaved, adorable, and I had such fun seeing #1 in his own environment.
But, whoa. I cannot imagine being in charge of that all day every day. It makes my job as a stay-at-home mom of three under six seem like a cakewalk. Even with the maniac one-year-old. I can't imagine whar rowdy or naughty class wild be like!
If nothing else, my little visit to preschool today made me even more grateful for what those lovely women do day in and day out. God bless 'em!