This week was my 3rd Sunday teaching 3 year olds. I usually have 6 out of 8 kids attend. Spending time with them is a good reminder of where my new life is heading: Lots of patience, repetition, routine and love.
Each of my kids is so entertaining. I have one who is obsessed with my heels and tights and today spent a large part of the class examining another girls painted finger nails. One girl who is willing to take on any boy at any moment, she had a full out tug of war with our walking rope, with the toughest boy in class. The toughest boy in class seems to be warming up to me a bit, I catch him putting his hand on my leg or sitting a little close, or even CHOOSING to sit next to me, which I think is sweet.
They all continue to test me by getting out of their seats just ONE MORE TIME or turning off the light (today I put masking tape over it! smart!) or standing on their chair and jumping off. Thankfully they are 3, and move just slow enough that I can anticipate some of their shenanigans. I would definitely be sorry if I forgot my deodorant on a Sunday.
This app has helped my class a lot. When I need to break up the energy a bit, we karaoke to a primary song. They love the ipad. So do I.
Those kids are keeping me young.