This week Miss Tanzi and I started our learning adventures together. I can see we are going to have many hours of fun and laughter. We are using the Sonlight curriculum, but because she is only in Grade R(0) I am taking a more relaxed approach and will not bombard her with hectic-history and serious-science! This year is all about enjoying each other...... and along the way I'm sure we'll learn loads. I do believe I will need to set some firm boundaries with my dear Tanzi as she has the habit of taking control of a situation and wanting to be the boss!(I wonder where she gets that from ? moi? ..... no never!)
I open her brand new maths book and page to lesson 1 ........
Me: "Okay sweetie let's read the instruction at the top of the page."
Miss Tanzi: "Mom I know what to do!"
Me: "But it's important to read the instruction, to know exactly what to do."
Miss Tanzi: "But I can see what to do!"(she shows me ...... and yip she is correct.)
Me: "T-a-n-z-i ....*trying to be patient*.... we are always going to read the instruction! Do you understand?"
Miss Tanzi: "Y-e-s mom...... but I'm very clever hey?"
After our little conversation, I realise I need some serious brushing up on setting boundaries... Henry and John where is your book, I need it!!!