Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Why is show and tell only for school?
This blog originally appeared on momaha.com, the World-Herald's Web site for moms.
Last night, I helped Rye assemble an all-about-me package for preschool today.
We looked through old pictures and thought about what toys or objects were most meaningful to him. We also answered questions like "When I grow up I want to be ..." and "I'm happy when ..."
He ultimately chose four pictures, which we glued to a piece of brightly colored cardstock. They are photos of his family: Mommy, Daddy, Paige and the kitties.
And he chose to bring a little bouncy ball that he really likes (I questioned this choice, but hey, what do I know?) and a rock that he got while hiking with his dad in Colorado last week.
He debated bringing his blankie, which let's be honest if there's one item that means the world to him, it's that tattered piece of fabric. But I understand why he didn't want to bring it. It's almost too personal, in a way.
This activity, of course, made me remember how excited I was the few times in school I got to bring items for show and tell.
And as we answered the questions, it made me think how I would answer them. Why is it kids are the only ones who get to participate in all-about-me days?
So here we go. Play along. Humor me.
1. I'm happy when ...
2. The funniest thing I ever saw was ...
3. When I grow up, I want to be ...
4 I like ...
5. My hope for the future is ...
6. Items I would bring to show and tell: