We are without a car for about two weeks, and while I have arranged rides on some days to avoid missing too much school, we have found ourselves home all day more than usual. My 4.5-year-old, who previously informed me “Mommy doesn’t do school, just Miss Donna [her teacher]” is LOVING her “school work” she completes with Momma, and every day she proudly puts it on the fridge. (After recycling the previous day’s work to make space on said fridge.) She even calls me “Miss Mommy” when in school mode. I let her decide what we do each day. Today’s request: shapes, colors, maps, and anagrams. Should be fun. My 2.5-year-old kinda participates, but she mostly ends up shredding the worksheets and diving off the couch instead.
I still can’t imagine doing this much past the preschooler stage, but for now it’s actually more fun than I thought. Who knew?