Wednesday, November 10, 2010

A Preschool Classic

The preschool curriculum of today doesn't much resemble what I remember from my youth. At age 4, Danny is learning French, Spanish, full-fledged phonics...stuff I didn't even touch in Kindergarten (shoot, I didn't learn a language until high school). As a matter of fact, these photos were taken while Danny was working on his penmanship homework. So yeah, pretty different.

However, there is at least one constant: The feather headdress made around Thanksgiving time. With the politically correct update that if you say "Indian," Danny is quick to correct you to "Native American." This is undermined a bit by the fact that he follows this with the "ha-wah-wah-wah" sound made with his mouth and hand. He claims to have picked this up from the movie "Peter Pan," which is admittedly one of the least politically correct films out there as concerns aforementioned natives. Anyway, Danny is so enamored of his "headband" that he has worn it to soccer practice, to pick up Clare, and plans to wear it again to school. I don't know if this is part of his Halloween hangover, or if he's just embracing the next holiday. It's pretty cute (particularly when paired with footy jammies), so it works for me!

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