Sadie is really enjoying being a “big girl” these days. She likes sitting in a big girl chair and coloring in her Sesame Street coloring book (she gets antsy pretty quickly these days when she’s in her high chair). She likes going on big girl walks (without the monkey leash) and she thinks that holding hands or being pushed in a stroller isn’t nearly as fun as it used to be. And she loves “school.”
We started playing “school” a few months ago after breakfast and now Sadie’s hooked. If you ask her if she’s ready for school, she’ll run over and wait in front of the cupboard where we keep the puzzles, making little whimpering sounds if Mommy doesn’t move quickly enough to get the puzzles out. Her two favorite puzzles are one with shapes and one with (you guessed it) rescue vehicles.
Then we’re on to nursery rhymes. Sadie is obsessed with the three blind mice. She’s also a fan of any nursery rhyme that includes the moon or stars. Or lambs. Or kittens.
After nursery rhymes we’re on to tractors. Sadie has two favorite tractor books and a new Cars sticker book from Costco that she can spend the better part of an hour examining.
There’s a good chance that once she’s done with her books she’ll grab my hand and lead me into the dining room so that I can get out the play dough or the coloring book and sit at the high chair and go to work (we make a lot of play dough pizzas these days).
Then it’s time for our nature walk (Sadie showed Daddy by pointing yesterday the difference between a baby madrone tree, a baby pine tree and a baby fir tree (her favorite is a giant maple tree covered in grape vines).
And that’s Sadie’s “School Day” in a nutshell!