J and I went to visit her future school a few days ago. As the head of the school walked us downstairs, J piped up, “ISSS DIRTY,” and I responded, “NO IT’S NOT!” I just don’t know how to keep my mouth shut. It wasn’t dirty, but J has high standards, I guess.
J met two of her future teachers and set about playing with the toy ice cream, trains, baby dolls, and the glorious water table!
I enjoyed speaking with her future teacher and managed to touch on my main questions: our non-traditional family structure and integrating that into the class [NP], potty training [they are experts and she’s very young], and her hair pulling [they have experience dealing with this issue]. When it was time to leave, I had to carry J out while she was yelling, “NO BYE-BYE!” I was relieved that the visit went well. I’m not sure how she’ll react to the no pacifiers at ALL rule, but I imagine that she’ll adapt. I’m happy that the teacher speaks English and Spanish in the classroom.
Meanwhile, J has acquired an imaginary brother and sister, who apparently live downstairs. After discussing what they do together, I reminded J that if she had a real brother and sister I would have to give them a lot of attention and she wouldn’t get as much attention as she gets now. She gave me an irate glare…because I am a fun-wrecker.
J has also developed a keen interest in her body.
[J…sitting in the tub with her fingers in her V@g1na]
Me: Did you lose something?
J: Thass my G1na.
J: Mama have G1na.
Me: Yes, I do have a V@g1na.
J: Auntie Mash ha G1na.
Me: Yes, she does.
J [touching herself] Ma g1na in dere.
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