Sunday, March 2, 2008

Rock, Paper, Scissors......Shoe???

Lia is the youngest student in her Montessori pre-school class. The students range in age from 3 to 5. The older children provide excellent modeling for many skills...and are actually considered "co-teachers" in the Montessori environment. I am excited to watch Lia over the next few years as she goes from being the youngest to becoming one of the older students in her class and assumes more of a leadership role.

But of course in addition to the desirable skills and behaviors, she is also picking up a few, shall we say, "questionable" phrases and learning some "funny things" from her older friends. The "funny face" in the picture above is just one example of what is apparently all the rage in pre-school these days. She does this every time I get the camera out!!

Just this week she came home saying, "Knock-knock". Of course I answered with, "who's there?". This is where it all begins to fall apart. She chooses any object she spies in the room, such as "refrigerator". When I say "Refrigerator who?", she comes back with something like, "Refrigerator cabbage"...and then laughs hysterically. Frankly, it is hard not to join in with her contagious gleefulness and we have laughed ourselves silly over many such crazy jokes this week.

She stumped us for a bit over dinner a few nights ago when she asked us if we wanted to play "rock, paper, scissors, shoe". When I questioned her a little bit she started to pump her fist up and down saying, "rock, paper, scissors, SHOE!". I realized she was trying to play rock, paper, scissors......Shoot! So innocent and sweet........and keeping her Mama and Daddy in stitches this week!


Jboo said...

What a sweet and funny little girl!


Denise C said...

Oh how Cute sweet little Lia is! I love the "shoe" part! She's such a little doll!!!

Our Chelsi would do the same thing with the "knock Knock" jokes when she was younger! Kept us laughing as well!

Enjoy your little darling...she's such a sweetie!


Heather said...

Sooo cute! Emily still does the crazy knock, knock jokes and she is FIVE!

Lia is adorable. Keep on laughin'!


Don and Lisa Osborn said...

Thanks for sharing these fun, goofy moments with your darling girl. They always keep us guessing don't they???

Love her funny face!


Kimber said...

Those are great little stories. They say the cutest things at that age. My boys went to Montessori school and kate starts in the fall. I love it:)


Anna Grace`s Jie Jie said...

What a sweet little girl!! She is too cute!

Terri said...

Lia is such a doll baby. Annalei has started making the Knock, Knock jokes, the funny things they learn!!

Thank you so much for your concern about Camy we really do appreciate your prayers. She has been our miracle baby!


Jenn said...

How cute!! Life with kids is so much fun isn't it!?

Anna Grace`s Jie Jie said...

How sweet!! That is such a fun age!

Bridget said...

What cute stories. The knock knock jokes always make me laugh!

Sharon said...

How adorable!! Life with such sweetness! I love how you tell it too.

Danielle said...

Oh that's too cute. Love it. She is absolutely adorable!

Danielle said...

Speaking of knock knock jokes, my youngest sister would repeatedly tell this one

Knock knock
Whose there
Who who?
What are you, an owl?

She'd tell it to all of us in the car, and then she'd want us to tell it to each other. Kids. :)

I'm sure you'd impress Lia with that one.