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A Conversation With Mommy

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Mommy, why did you wake me up?  It’s not even light out.  I’m tired.  May I go back to bed?

But I don’t want to go to kindergarten.  I want to stay home with you, Mommy.

But I’m already learning things.  Why do I need to go to kindergarten to learn?  Are you mad at me because I didn’t learn my ABCs faster?

Why can’t you teach me?  You already taught me how to read and spell my name.  You can teach me how to add and subtract – I promise I’ll learn!  Why do I have to go to kindergarten?

But I already have friends.  Johnny and Ralph are my best friends!

But I already have fun every day, here at home.  Will kindergarten be more fun?  Can I climb trees at kindergarten?

Why do I have to wear these clothes?  What makes them school clothes?  What’s wrong with my favorite jeans and the t-shirt Daddy gave me?

But I don’t care if they have holes in them, I like wearing them.  Mommy, please don’t make me go.

Yes, I’ll be a good boy.  I’ll go.

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How did I like my first day of kindergarten?  I hated it!  I wish you didn’t make me go.

Did I learn anything?  Well, yes, I guess I did.

Ok.  I learned that I am #14.  Every time we were forced to stand up and get in line, I learned that I am always #14.  I have to stand behind #13, and in front of #15.

No, I don’t know the names of #13 and #15.  I wasn’t allowed to talk to them.  I am not allowed to talk to anyone except when I go outside, it’s called recess.  Mommy, they made me stay inside almost the whole day.  I got to go outside only once.  And Mommy, there were no trees to climbs.  There was a swing set though.  But I wasn’t allowed to swing on it.

Yes, I also learned that recess is the only time that I am allowed to run.  I got yelled at when I tried to run to the bathroom.  Mommy, the teacher also made me take #7 with me into the bathroom.  Why do they make us go to the bathroom in pairs?  I learned how to pee when I was a baby!

Did I learn anything else?  Umm, I learned that I have to raise my hand to ask a question.  Mommy, I had lots of questions today, but even when I raised my hand I wasn’t able to ask them.  Mommy, do I have to go to kindergarten tomorrow?

Yes, I saw Johnny today.  I waved to him.  But he’s not in my class, and I wasn’t allowed to talk to him.

No Mommy, I didn’t have fun.  Can I go play with Johnny and Ralph now?

My teacher told you I have homework?  What’s homework?  Is that how I will learn to add and subtract?

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5 Responses to " A Conversation With Mommy "

  1. G says:

    That’s scary. My son didn the exact same thing. We took him out of kindergarden in public school his second semester.

  2. Kim says:

    We took our son out of Kindergarten after one week! He is now 11 and doing computer programming.

    • Antonio Buehler says:

      Talk about a lucky son! I wish more parents would just pull the plug on a bad situation – unfortunately too many are paralyzed by social stigmas and lack of confidence in themselves. Bravo!

  3. Shayne says:

    You really make it seem so easy along with your presentation however I in finding this topic to be actually one thing that I believe I would by no means understand. It sort of feels too complicated and very extensive for me. I am taking a look forward in your next put up, I will attempt to get the hold of it!

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