It has to stink to be the child of two educators. I try to be conscious of that. I will admit that I am a "tough audience" when it comes to preschool and primary curriculum since that is what I do for a living. We try to expose Grace to letters, numbers, writing, and reading in little doses here and there but also try not to overwhelm her or push her too much so she doesn't get "burned out" or start to hate learning.
The other day, when teachers at my school were cleaning their rooms someone left some handmade journals in the work room. (That is the place we put "good" trash that might become someone else's treasure.) I took two journals home and showed them to Grace. We talked about maybe writing a page each time we did something fun from our Summer Fun Jar. And that was it. I left them on the counter and didn't mention them again.
This afternoon Grace and I went to Safety Village and she rode her scooter for about 40 minutes. There was a little girl there learning to walk and it reminded me that Safety Village was the place that Grace took her first steps - 8 of them - until she noticed her shadow and got distracted! Ahhh, my baby!