I’m going to be honest and admit something here. And I’ll warn you. Some of the things I’ll say will be politically incorrect for a loving mother.
Sometimes, teaching my children can be so damn frustrating!!! J, in particular, at the moment. There are “simple” concepts that take her forever to understand. When she counts by ten she continually wants to throw a number like ’23’ into the mix.
What I SAY to her is: Remember, honey, the numbers will always end in zero when you count by tens. Let’s go look at the hundreds chart again.
What I THINK is: O-M-G!!! How many times do I have to tell you???? 23 ends with 3, right? Does it end in zero?!? Noooooooooo. Go look at the hundreds chart before I scream.
Now, before I get a bunch of comments on how everyone learns differently and at different paces…I know that! I know that – eventually – she’ll “get it”. Or at least I hope she will! And, for the most part, I don’t let her see my frustration. But I can vent here. She won’t be reading it any time soon.
Sigh. That feels better anyway.
Now, I’m going to a card making workshop while Dawn‘s kids babysit for me.