This will not be a post about how I have such an amazing 3 year old. It's more like a post to make you feel like your 3 year old is amazing for writing his or her name.
In preparation for the Valentine's Party at Luke's preschool today, he had to prepare 14 Valentines, with only his name written on each one. Sounds easy, right? Wrong. Luke hates writing and coloring. Whenever I hand him a crayon or pencil at home he just draws what he calls "tracks," i.e., scribbling. I've decided not to be concerned about his lack of writing skills until he's in kindergarden. After all, he is only 3. However, since he is the youngest child in a preschool class with many kids heading off to kindergarden next year, I always feel this pressure for him to do more.
My goal for the cards was just for him to write an L. It was excruciating. I would say, "Go down" and he would go up. I would say "Go right" and he would go left. Plus, he's left handed. Through out the whole ordeal, he would keep acting like he was asleep and snore loudly. I'm just grateful his name is only 4 letters. Heaven help those children named Bartholomew, Maximillian, Jacqueline and Alexandria.
So, here is Luke's "L." I'm proud of him. This is how he handed them out. Which is funny, because now that we are home from the party, I noticed that over half of the kids' parents wrote their names on the valentines for them. C'mon, isn't this about learning?
Something else I didn't realize is that people attach treats to the valentines. Ours were the only ones without some sort of candy. I don't care though, it's not like the kids needed more candy after a lunch consisting only of cookies, chocolate, rice krispie treats, pastries and punch.
I guess as long as they don't eat like that everyday, then it's okay. Right?