Tuesday, September 25, 2012
In my house, this is the 'B' word
Warning: This may offend some readers. My personal opinion follows…
There is a dufus of a dinosaur. He is purple and green and not allowed in my house. In fact, I consider his name the “B” word.
Why don’t I like him? Well, I will admit that I have never watched more than a few seconds of his show at once. It is the bumbling way in which he moves and the tone of his voice that grate on me and I can’t get past.
We’ve all had the experience of looking ahead to future grade levels and wondering who our teacher might be. There may be things you hope to be a part of or hope to avoid.
Well, for the past few years I have watched one Pre-K 3 teacher use this dinosaur at the beginning of each school year. To be honest, it was reason enough for me to not want my daughter to be in that class. (Even though I think she is a lovely person and a good teacher.)
So, can you guess where this is going?
Yes – this is my daughter’s class and this is the week they are painting Barney.
My little one is so excited that is has wanted to talk about it every, single, day. Oh joy!
I even found myself using it as a motivating factor, “You need to hurry up so you can get to school and paint your Barney.”
Really? That came out of my mouth?
I can assure you, her Barney, no matter how wonderfully it is painted or how cute the googly eyes are, won’t be one of the pieces of ‘art’ work I keep from this year. (Good thing I took the picture.)