This morning I was unpacking Aubrey (6) and Emma’s (4) back packs, removing all the work they had brought home and getting them packed up for a new day. I stacked Emma’s worksheets on the counter and Aubrey caught a glimpse of this sheet:
Aubrey: EMMA!!! Look at this mess! We can not have this!
Emma: Wellllll, I was jest in a huwwy and I scwibbled a wittle bit…
Aubrey: Uh, uh, uh. I need to come to your school and teach ya’ll how to color, you got a frowny face! We can NOT have this!
Aubrey flipped through the stack of papers to this page:
Aubrey: See Emma! You can do it if you only try!!
Aubrey: Momma, I need you to print some worksheets for Emma. The kind with the dots so we can practice her name… and I think maybe some color sheets. I’m going to work with her this afternoon.