Saturday, December 21, 2013

12 Days Of Preschool, The Remix

My final exam-exempt high school freshman daughter finally got to come to preschool with me this week, getting to visit both my Primary class and Pre-K class. This is something she is always wanting to do but never can, as our preschool follows the public school schedule, and when we are out of school, she is out of school. 

Thursday was not only Primary day, but also Christmas party day. My daughter was enjoying the kids, their funny stories, their extreme cuteness. She was good help, too, running errands for us, playing with the kids at table time, and even taking them to the bathroom (where she was entertained with one girl's lively description of the status of her poop). Then, shortly before we had our special snacks and headed to the actual party (yes, including Santa), my daughter called to me from the other side of the room, where she was sitting in the Home Living center with the kids playing there.

"Mom, there's a liquid on the floor over here!"

Never words you want to hear at preschool.

Upon closer inspection, I found that there was a pee-pee accident, which I took care of posthaste, and we went on with our party. By the end of a morning with a dozen hyped-up 3 year olds, however, my daughter proclaimed that this day had been the BEST BIRTH CONTROL EVER. (Can I hear an "Amen" anyone?) And so, in honor of my daughter, here is a repeat broadcast of this post from last year:

The Twelve Days of Christmas, Preschool Style

(originally published Dec. 20, 2012)

On the 12th day of Christmas, my preschoolers gave to me:

12 smashed goldfish crackers

11 broken crayons

10 runny noses

9 block towers

gluey messes

7 squabbles ended

6 playdough sculptures

untied shoes

4 boo boos kissed

3 juice spills

2 pee pee dances

Aaaaand one sitting in the sad chair 


  1. Love it! It's perfect...and true dat! It is good birth control! :) Glad to see your daughter is so wise!

    Have a Merry Merry Christmas, Dyanne!

    1. Whatever it takes, Kris! And a very Merry Christmas to you, too!

  2. How awesome, love the santa picture! Oh, and I bet that dealing with a whole bunch of little kids can be the best birth control for a teenager. As can be having to deal with a woman in labor :-) I exposed our student intern at to my laboring self (early labor), poor lad was so freaked out :-)

  3. Ohhhh I liked this the first time round when I read it :D

    Glad the day was a success, and HEY, Santa! Love that! And glad that you both had so much fun, in spite of the pee :D

  4. I thought the whole thing was great...but I nearly fell off MY chair when I read the "one sitting in the sad chair" line. That is fantastic.

    1. I seriously have a chair with a sad face taped on it. NO ONE wants to be sent to the sad chair.

  5. Tee-hee! Clever!

    I love "Mom, there's liquid on the floor over here" ...what a nice way to put it (I don't exactly say it that politely when my dog pees on the floor). ..and yes, what great birth-control! ha!

    1. The worst part was not knowing for sure who dun it. I had it narrowed down to two and had to "check" their pjs to get the right one, since everyone was denying it.