Monday, March 19, 2012

You can't judge an apple by looking at a tree...

...You can't judge honey by looking at the bee
You can't judge a daughter by looking at the mother
You can't judge a book by looking at the cover
-Bo Diddley, "You Can't Judge a Book by the Cover"

Upon retrieving the kiddos from school this afternoon, I found this in Jay's artwork folder:

They have been growing lima beans in a variety of ways - some in the old paper towel/ziploc bag taped to the window experiment, some in the sensory table in actual dirt, and then some outside near the playground.  Springtime is a good time for learning about how plants grow and where your food comes from.  Thank you, preschool, for teaching him stuff I never, ever, EVER in a million years would have thought to teach.

So upon seeing the book and his drawings inside, I enthusiastically asked, "Tell me about this book you made!"  No response.  "Hey Jay!" I tried again.  "What are these drawings inside your book?"

Get ready for it...

"Oh that's the instruction manual for Daddy's lawnmower."

"Ummmmm?????  I thought it was about the lima beans you've been growing at school?" I wondered tentatively.

"Oh yeah.  I guess it's that too.  But mostly it's telling Daddy how to use his lawnmower."


Lisa said...

I can see the resemblance! :) Cute!

Anonymous said...

a man and his tools....once again!!
what an imagination!! Love that boy....AJ

Jamie said...

HAHAHA! Why write about lima beans when you can write about lawnmowers?!?!

justsoyouknow said...

I love the quotes. A reminder to us not to always conclude and assume just because we know just a partial of a person's personality.
Ed Butowsky