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Excuses and My Son May Be An Elephant

Well, we had a good run.  We went 9 days in a row of doing our Mother Goose Time.  Even when Bitty Baby had surgery we didn't miss a day because we did it the evening before.  Then on the 11th, Bitty Baby left.  We didn't do Mother Goose Time that day because I was busy crying.  Then on Monday I spent the day up at my grandparents' house, because my Grandpa has been really sick lately. 

I figured on Tuesday we would get back into the swing of things.  Nope.  Instead we got not one, but TWO new foster children.  A 13 month old and a 22 month old (unrelated).  Little Guy and I are to busy listening to the new children (who apparently used to be able roam about the house unsupervised getting into things while carrying around a drink and snacks) scream because they are not allowed to play with my modem or wander around the kitchen opening drawers to get any school done.

On Tuesday we TRIED to do Mother Goose Time, and we did a few things, but overall it was kind of a fail.  The rest of the week I didn't even try. 

Despite our complete lack of consistency, I am amazed at my son's ability to remember things and retain information. 

My grandparents' have a clock that plays different bird noises every hour.  Each hour has a different bird.  From across the room I asked Little Guy what three of the birds were: a cardinal, a blue jay and a robin.  He knew all of them, from when we learned about winter birds our first month of Mother Goose Time back in December.

My mom was showing us pictures of her and her family when they were kids, and in a couple of the pictures my uncle was playing a trumpet.  I called Little Guy over and asked him what he was playing.  He knew!  He also learned that back in December.
He was looking through a book, and accurately pointed out half of the continents (he got the other half incorrect, but he IS only two).  More Mother Goose Time knowledge. 

Almost everything he talks about, or plays is from Mother Goose Time.  If you say the word "heart" he tells you it pumps his blood.  It is not uncommon to see him put things on his back and be an animal (today it was a desert tortoise) and he talks CONSTANTLY about the safari animals.  He is currently obsessed with cowboys (week one this month).

Mother Goose Time has really impressed me.  They have so many fun preschool activities, arts and crafts, games, and flashcards we use as games.  Almost everything I have taught him from using this curriculum has stuck.  I am again reminded of how blessed Little Guy and I are to have the opportunity to use this curriculum free of charge, just for sharing our experiences!


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