Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Terrific Tuesday

Isaiah had a great day today. It didn't start out as great and his mom told him if he didn't have a "green" day then he'd have to go to bed right after supper and his bath. When I picked him up from latchkey, I asked him what color his day was. He told me it was green, but then said he didn't want me to look, just in case he was mistaken and he didn't want me to think he was lying. Because, he said, lying is bad.

I told him that if he was honestly mistaken, then it wasn't a lie. If he was trying to get someone to believe a story, THAT was a lie. "Ooohhh..."

We got into the car and he opened his book bag. "I was right! I DID have a green day!" I said we had to call his mom to let her know the good news.

Amy: Hello?
Isaiah: Hello, Amy.
Amy (laughing): Hi, Isaiah. How was your day?
Isaiah: Amy, you are never going to believe the kind of day I had.
Amy: So, tell me... what kind of day did you have?
Isaiah (holding the phone over his agenda book): See... Just look!
Amy (laughing harder): Isaiah, I can't see the page. Just tell me.
Isaiah: Oh, OK. IT WAS GREEN! I had a green day!
Amy: I'm so happy you had a green day. Thank you for having a better attitude this morning.
Isaiah: Oh, really, it really wasn't that big of a deal. You're welcome.
Amy: So, it wasn't that big of a deal, huh?
Isaiah: No, it was easy.
Amy: Then I think you can have a green day every day then, right?
Isaiah: Love ya, bye!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Isaiah's yearbook

Isaiah’s school yearbook came home with his mom on Monday. It’s a very nice book, lots of pictures, and lots of names. He wanted to sit down and have me look at the pictures with him. Silly me, I thought he meant of his classmates so he could tell me who everyone was.

Noooo…. He wanted to look at the WHOLE book. Every name, every picture, every event in the book had to be looked at and read. If I missed something, such as “Teacher,” he was quick to correct me. “That says ‘teacher’ after his name, Grandma.” If I mispronounced a name, he corrected me. If I said “Mr” or “Mrs” in front of a last name, he corrected me if that person just went by “Mr” or “Mrs” first name.

This child seems to know every person in the school, what grade they’re in, and who their siblings are (if any). I made it through the entire staff, support staff, kindergarten, and first grade. After that, I was finished. I told him that he would need to go from second grade on with his mother. When I told Amy, she laughed and said they’d already gone through the book and read every name.

Goody for her – she gets to do it again.