Thursday, December 9, 2010

SLOW DOWN...fast forwarding a few years!

Well, my own children (you know, the ones I am actually responsible for 24/7) are at a very different age than my preschool children in my classroom.  They are growing up...and quickly!  With a 17 year old and a 20 year old, I have a bit of a shock to the system going from school to home.  Although my 20 year old is off at college; so we are not graced with his presence on a daily basis.     

You must indulge me for just a few minutes as I carefully compare how similar a preschool child and a teenager can be:

Preschool children are often unpredictable, playing peacefully with their best buddy one minute, pummeling him for the toy he holds the next minute. 

Teenagers are often unpredictable,  happily playing the guitar, hanging out with friends and asking mom for new shoes;  flying off the handle and throwing items around their room the next minute.


Preschool children attempt to throw all their clothes, clean and dirty, in a pile on their bedroom floor; then want to wear their favorite spiderman shirt daily from the bottom of that pile...no concern that it is clearly not yet clean.

Teenagers throw all their clothes, clean and dirty, in a pile on their bedroom floor; then want to wear their favorite black hoodie from the bottom of that pile...no concern that it is clearly not yet clean.


Preschool children throw a tantrum when you explain to them that they may NOT wear the spiderman shirt until it is clean.  The preschool child then stomps off and pouts.

Teenagers throw a tantrum when you explain to them that they may NOT wear the black hoodie until it is clean.  The teenager then stomps off with the hoodie and puts it on at school.

OK, OK, you get my point!  There really is not so much difference between a preschool child and a teenager!   Thanks for giving me this opportunity to point out the obvious...and if you have a young child currently, you may NOT want to think about the fact that you may, in fact, have a full-grown "preschool child" when your child hits fifteen....sixteen....seventeen....you get my point...

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