In my attempt to be a model Mother on the nursery run this morning I attempt to engage The Girl in some educational chat.
“What letters can you see?”
“N mummy…” she has correctly identified the letter and it’s not one in her name so I’m actually rather impressed at this point.
“….N is for nose”
“Yes, that’s right- great stuff!”
“N is for knees mummy”
“Erm, no, not knees actually”
“Yes mummy, nnnnnnnn- knees”
“Yes it sounds like a ‘N’ but it’s not”
“Why not mummy?”
……And I’m done.
The first question from my 3.5 year old and I’m way out of my depth. Tomorrow we will not attempt such a foray in to the world of education. Tomorrow we will go back to pulling funny faces at each other in the rear view mirror and leave the serious stuff to the experts. I was beaten, beaten by a 3 yr olds question and a silent K.
Let’s hope I remember to complete the school application, or my kids are in a whole world of trouble….