I still remember my kids’ first days of school. My son was super excited, so excited that he didn’t even bother to say goodbye when I left him.
My daughter, on the other hand, was less enthusiastic. However, after the first week, she was thrilled with going to school.
While I know that Pre-K and Kindergarten are an open door to socialization and fun learning, one aspect that I didn’t anticipate was all the extra “homework” that I would inadvertently be assigned.
Let me just say that both of my kids had wonderful teachers and I have nothing against them. Actually, they have been loving, helpful, and kind to both my kids and me.
I just wasn’t anticipating all the “family” projects.
If there is some major holiday coming, I know what’s going to happen. I already feel my eye twitching at the sight of that activity in the weekly folder.
Now let’s just make it clear that most of the time I will be the ONE doing these “family” projects. Something you should know is that I hate crafts, and I’m not artistic.
While I can appreciate art made by others, I simply don’t want to have any part in it.
I’m not a Pinterest mom, I’m more of a “buy it and get it over with” mom.
I don’t make my kids’ Halloween costumes because I know Amazon will come to my rescue. So believe me, while I understand these family projects are meant to be fun, they are actually the opposite. They are stressful for me.
While I try to do my best to be creative for the holidays, I know my kids will be heckling me along the way. If I’m assigned an Easter project and I’m slaving away creating something that resembles a bunny made out of a milk jug, I know my sweet child is going to be next to me, letting me know she doesn’t like the color of those ears…insert eye roll here.
My latest project was a Valentine’s Day box. My sweet child decided that she wanted a unicorn, but not just any kind of unicorn. We spent 2 days looking at Pinterest and YouTube videos to find the perfect unicorn.
I know I’m complaining, but when I had kids, I wasn’t mentally prepared to make a snowman out of paper plates and then have to explain what
I we did step by step.
Come on, guys! It’s a Kindergarten activity!!
As a big school holiday approaches, I will be here ready with my hot glue gun. I might roll my eyes a thousand times. But you already know we will be participating if I don’t want to be shamed and harassed by my children.