Thursday, October 14, 2010

Become like the Tortiose, not the Hare...

TJ has a notebook that comes home daily from school with all of his work throughout that particular day. There is a "keeper" folder, a "bounce-back" folder, and a "homework" folder inside. As the school-involved parents we should be, we check this notebook each night for any keepers, bounce-backs, or homework. To be perfectly honest, most of the stuff that is a "keeper" ends up in the trash can. I do look through it, but I would be turned in to that Hoarder show if I kept, at all of the paper! But, Monday night as I was scanning the soon to be trash pile, I noticed a -4 on one of TJ's papers. Upon closer inspection, I saw a red...dun, dun, dunnnnn. It said "Slow down and take your time. Make sure you do not leave anything blank." So, I figured this was one of those times. TJ was sitting on the counter "helping" me cook dinner. I showed him the paper and read the note to him. I tried to explain that he doesn't need to rush through his work, and that he needs to take his time and make sure nothing is left blank when he turns his paper in.

His response: "Ok, but I was trying to hurry...I saw some Legos that I wanted to play with!"

This is the started his infatuation with Starwars...and Legos! Is is worth mentioning that his DADDY got him this game?

1 comment:

  1. At first i thought, oh yes, I'm much like that myself. My mom used to tell me the same thing.

    And then I thought, no, let's blame it on dad. I'm sticking to that :).