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(Late) Friday Funnies: Not a PC Moment

Oops, now it’s Sunday and we only just did the scanning (I say “we” because my husband is the scanning pro). Friday Funnies shouldn’t be late again… at least not for the next 3-4 weeks because he scanned ahead.

This happened to us on Friday night at a preschool function.

Holy un-PC moment!

The boy involved was the son of someone in my husband’s department. His hair was so long and beautiful and his features so delicate that even my husband and I weren’t entirely sure if he was a boy or a girl when we met him until we realized his shirt was as masculine as his name (Though, if his name were two letters different, we may have still been confused.).

He was perfectly nice to Lily, but I guess she’s never seen a boy her age with long hair before and it freaked her out. After this embarrassing public encounter, we talked about how some boys have long hair and some girls have short hair. I know things can get a lot more complicated than that, but for now that explanation will have to do.

Needless to say, I hope she’s a lot nicer the next time a kid who’s a little different wants to play with her.


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Kids Play: Circle Time, Version 2

As I mentioned before, my 3-year-old daughter is obsessed with role-playing her preschool’s circle time. She says circle time is her favorite part of the day. Based on the few times I’ve seen her at circle time, I’d say she means it! Lately she’s been setting her toys up on the recliner in our toy room for their own circle time.

Once they are all set up, she reads/sings them “We All Sing with the Same Voice” from her “The Cat in the Hat” book.

If I want Lily to clean the playroom, I tell her to put her toys in circle time and she arranges them exactly like this. Every toy has its own exact spot in the “circle”.

I’ve found it’s better to have my recliner as a toy shelf than an open chair. If we put the toys away where they technically belong, when it’s time to play again she trashes the place looking for all the right potato head pieces and “Toy Story Friends”. If they are all out on the chair, she has less to search for, destroy or put together (all the potato heads are assembled exactly the same way every time. Taking them apart just leads to chaos.). It’s still a mess, but it’s a slightly more contained mess. Sort of.

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Kids Play: Circle Time, Version 1.0

Lily started preschool about a month ago. Ever since, she’s been obsessed with the concept of circle time (for those unfamiliar, this is when the teacher sits the kids down for a story, singing and learning). She’s doing a ton of representations of circle time in her play. This is the first one I was able to catch with my camera.

I asked her what she was doing and she said “It’s circle time! It’s circle time! Let’s read a story!”

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