This was originally meant to be a post entirely about Quinn’s preschool field trip to the Krispy Kreme store. Poor guy is losing the category race. He’s losing badly. At this point he only has 50 posts with him as a category/label. Jack and Sam are waaaaay ahead and neck and neck with 69 and 68, respectively. (Which is actually quite a coup. Sam was ahead for a long, long time.)
But then we had some nice quality time all sitting at the kitchen table drawing. Quinn did make some lovely scribbles, but my other kids also performed in a category-worthy way. Sorry, Quinn.
Sam drew an awesome picture of a pig. And even though he was having trouble writing a long sentence to finish his homework, he kept at it and finished.
This is phenomenal for him. One of his teachers has all the kids draw pictures of themselves at the beginning of the month so by the end of the year you can see their drawing progress. It’s my favorite part of that class. Sam’s completed year of portraits was amazing. But here it is December and Jack has yet to draw a picture. He either writes his name or other words that he’s interested in. Which is great. And I am very proud of him. Very proud. Especially for a kid who refused to write in September, he has made incredible strides. But sometimes I wish he would just draw a damn stick figure already.
So that dog? I’m bursting with pride. Do you see that adorable face? He pulled that image right out of his brain. So cool. So cool.
Deep breath of pride, and then on to our featured presentation:
Quinn’s twos class went to the donut shop today. It’s not the most educational (or nutritious) field trip in the world, but the kids love it. (And they learn to brush their teeth by the time they go on their field trip to the dentist in the fours class.)
His teacher rode in the car with us, which was almost too much for Quinn to handle. He spent most of the ride with his hands over his eyes as if to say, “Oh. My. God. She is right there! In MY car! With ME! See her? Right there! Oh, dear God, I’m going to faint from the excitement.”
This is Quinn watching the donuts roll by on the conveyor belt. Quinn is quite the connoisseur of all things sugar, so this was of particular interest to him.
The Krispy Kreme lady tried to give a little demonstration showing the different stages of donuts, from flour to dough to raw donut, etc. But she was waging a losing battle against nine 2-year-olds who basically just wanted to eat donuts.