Last night I gave the boys a bath. Oldest declared that she would like a bath on her own, so being a complete pushover, I obliged. While I bathed the boys she found her flash cards in the bathroom and asked if we could do them while she was in the tub. Not wanting to squash her love of words and her early attempts at reading I said a booming "GREAT idea!"
I sent her on an errand to procure the boys towels from the laundry room and continued the bath. Baby was the first to finish his tub and I bellowed for King Daddy to come and get him. Middle played for a little while longer, enjoying his solitude in the water.
We drained the water and put fresh water in for Oldest. We did her hair first and then started right in on the flash cards. She did great and was so very eager to do them, when the words were: on, off, no, etc. However, when we got to words like orange, seven, eight she began to lament. Although she sounded them out and was a trooper all the while, I kept thinking this will end soon. And end it did. Our last word was down.
It has always been my philosophy to encourage learning wherever we are. So it seemed like a fun thing for her to do and I was in the bathroom anyway!
Look out kindergarten, here she comes!!!