Are You Smarter Than A 3 Year Old??

I thought I would share this funny story with you. So our son is just a little sponge these days and school is fun for him. Every day he comes home eager to draw letters and shapes on his easel.  Well this particular day he asks my husband to draw a rhombus! My husband looked like a deer in headlights and the conversation went a little something like this:

Son:  “Daddy help me draw a trapezoid.”

Husband: “A what?”

Son: “A trapezoid, come on daddy”

My husband looks at me with a confused look and whispers, “you know how to draw that?” He turns around, looks at our son and with excitement he says…….

Husband: “Let’s draw a volcano!”

Son: “A volcano?”

Husband: “Yes, and we’ll make smoke come out of it”

Son: “Ok daddy”

Now, I’m really trying to pull myself together and not let him see me laughing but I was cracking up. Clearly it’s been while since we’ve been in school but hey we have a child now and even if we don’t know, we ask somebody!

Now, daddy thought he was off the hook but oh no! Our little scholar asked daddy a few days later to draw another shape, not a square or triangle but a RHOMBUS! Now this time, I wasn’t home but I did get a phone call from my hubby. Once I picked up all I heard was our son crying…..

Me: “Hello”

Husband: “how do you draw a rhombus?”

Me:  “What’s wrong? Why is he crying?”

Husband: “Because he wants me to draw this rhombus but I don’t remember that one either.”

Me: “Well I’m out, Google it!”

Husband: “Bye!”

 Now I know like we are smarter than a 3 year old but it is clear that we need to brush up on our skills!

 Until Next Time,

 The Rookie Wife!


The Baby Blues

After the ordeal I went through when giving birth to my son, I was convinced that I did not want to experience this again. I was ok with my only child and didn’t care who had a problem with it. Well now he’s three and I can’t believe I’m starting to have second thoughts. The problem is I’m not sure if I’m having these thoughts because I have a yearning desire to have a second child or am I just doing this so my child won’t grow up alone. I can’t 100% say it’s a yearning desire that is deep inside me. However, what I can say it that it really concerns me that my son doesn’t have any cousins to grow up with either. Yes, I have a  20 year old step son, but the reality of that is they are not going to be close and to be quite honest, he is not in a place where he as the ability to be a big brother to him. I think if I knew he would be there for my son and wanted to be a part of his life, I would be ok but that is not the case.  I find myself constantly asking God to surround him with good people and to allow him to have that best friend to grow up with that is like a brother to him. I’m not saying that it’s not a possibility that we will have another child but what I am saying is that I need to make this decision sometime this year because I am not a spring chicken and neither is my husband…lol!  Speaking of my husband, he seems to think that our son will be perfectly fine by himself. He’s looking at it from a financial standpoint and I get it, children are not cheap and I would want to provide both of them with the same opportunities. So for now, I’m just praying on the situation and asking God to give me peace about whatever we decide. My biggest fear is that my child will be lonely and I will regret not giving him a sibling. Pray for me!

 Until Next Time,

 The Rookie Wife!


Public vs. Private

I am the proud mother of a wonderful 3 year old boy and my husband and I are in a great debate about whether to send our son to public or private schools. The issue is, in a few months, we will begin the process of purchasing a new home.  When I bought my first home, I didn’t care to look into the schools in my area because I didn’t have a husband or a child and quite frankly I didn’t think this would ever be a concern for me. However, with times comes a change and my life has definitely changed.  So here I am after 5 years of marriage looking for a new home and school and I am completely stressed out about it. I’m stressed out because I want to make sure we make the right decision about our son’s education.  I’m leaning toward private school because I went to private schools and my husband is leaning towards public schools because he went to public schools. Our conversations have been going a little something like this:

Me: “This is so hard, i just don’t’ know what we should do?”

Him: “I know there are good public schools out there. You are just stuck on private.”

Me: “I’m not stuck on private but the two years I went to public school, it sucked!”

Him:  “Yea, that’s why you are so sheltered now. I want my son to be exposed to some things.”

Me: “Be careful what you wish for.”

Now that’s a big misconception to me. I was exposed to things at my schools that would not be too pleasing to my parents who were paying tuition.  I may not have been offered a joint or shown a gun but I was schooled by my peers on what alcohol to drink during school hours and not get busted. I was also taught all the tip and tricks on cheating; I mean I had the potential of becoming a cheating drunk! I think it’s about choosing the lesser of two evils. I like the idea of him being in smaller classrooms and getting that extra attention but I also worry about the day he ask to go to a public school. I wonder if he will have a hard time transitioning. For me, being a parent is very challenging because everything I say or do is going to impact his life so I’m obsessed with trying to make the best possible decisions.  For now, I’ve decided to move to an area that has the option of both great public and private schools and I’ll let God direct me from there.  Pray for me!

 

Until Next Time,

 

The Rookie Wife!