Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Bethism #14

Beth was wondering today what kind of animal is purple. She wasn't coming up with any on her own, and Sarah was no help ("Um...a sheep can be purple!"), so I reminded her that we had seen a purple bird at the National Aviary in Pittsburgh.

Her response: "Get out of town! Birds come in purple?!?"

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

If you have a preschool-aged kid...

...and you live in my neck of the woods, you know how much we love our co-op preschool. Between the fresh batches of kid-concocted play dough every week, and the nature walks, and the Seuss-style phonics, and the cooking, and the free access to paint and glitter and other messy things that mommy doesn't allow on her living room rug, both kids are having a fabulous time. Scott and I (but Scott especially) get a kick out of our periodic parent-helper duties. And we like the vibe: lots of free play with interesting stuff, a multi-disciplinary, creative-inquiry-based curriculum, teachers and parents sitting down and listening to what the kids have to say.

If you're scouting out the best preschool for your kid next year, there's an open house next Saturday morning (Jan. 23rd) from 10 to noon. Kids welcome, of course. See the school's website for more info.