Oh me, oh my!

NaBloPoMo – Day 15 (15 days down, 15 days to go!)

There are a lot of reasons why I love that Ava is going to a Waldorf-inspired preschool, but one that jumps out at me lately is how polite she’s been. Don’t get me wrong, she’s always been pretty good with her pleases and thank yous, but now she’s also starting to use the word “may.” “May I have a treat please?” “I may do _____ now.” “You may take a turn.” Etc.

Ava making a “cake” - 10/30/07Another thing she’s been saying that I love is “Oh me, oh my!” :) Since neither Jody nor I use that expression, I had a sneaking suspicion I knew where she picked it up. I asked her if her teacher Miss G says it and she said no, but I knew better. At the Halloween party we attended at school, on a few occasions I heard Miss G utter “Oh me, oh my” or “Oh my, oh me.” :) It’s a lot better than “Oh crap,” so you won’t hear me complaining.

And actually, that reminds me. My sister (Aunt Carrie) was at our house a few days ago and she accidentally let an “Oh crap” out in front of Ava. And Ava replied, “Why did you say ‘oh crud‘?” I wonder if that’s the product of preschool as well, because as much as I hate to admit it, “crap” is one of the words I haven’t been able to stop saying.

Ava with silly hair - 11/6/07In addition to the cute little things that come out of Ava’s mouth, I love that her class is so small (only three other kids) and she has such a great relationship with the other kids as well as her teacher. She often plays “school” at home and pretends to be one of the kids in her class or her teacher or she asks me to be her teacher and Julian is one of the other kids, etc. She has such a wonderful imagination and I love that she’s getting to explore it so fully in Waldorf school. I also love that she is nurtured, respected and loved there. I don’t have to question the care she is receiving.

I’m not sure how far we will continue doing the Waldorf thing. That’s still up in the air, but for now I’m very happy with it and think the money we spend to send her two days a week is well worth it – not only for the experience for her, but for the break for mommy. Let’s face it, as much as I love being a SAHM – oh me, oh my – I need my breaks too. ;) Balance is a good thing.

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8 thoughts on “Oh me, oh my!

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  2. Isn’t it so nice to have confidence in the preschool? It sounds like you found a good one. The other day I wasn’t paying attention to Kate and she said, “one, two, three, eyes on me!” I’m sure she got it from school, and it cracked me up that she used it on me!

  3. That school sounds wonderful but I believe it is probably Ava’s wonderful personality that is just being nutured more. Your very lucky to have such a wonderful daughter and to have found the right environment for her to grow.

  4. LOL! Fun stories!

    S said something he HAD to have picked up from a teacher…I’ve since forgotten it but it was funny. So weird when they start having influences outside of Mom and Dad.

    Crap, huh? S was at the dirt bike place yelling “Oh Damnit” and “Damn bike!” today. Sigh. He’s to shy to swear at school so I have no hope that a better influence than I will correct him!

  5. My oldest, now a freshman in high school, is the result of a Waldorf education, grades 1-8. There is nothing quite like it. It instills respect, a love of all things beautiful and a gentleness in children. So glad to read you are exploring it.

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