...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."