Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Like Mother, Like Daughter

Okay, this image isn't exactly what I want to teach Madeline but I thought the image was pretty funny....and it sort of fit what I wanted to post about. What the heck, I thought.

What I did want to point out, however, is that it is crazy how much Madeline is like me. She is the little social butterfly and I already see issues arising as a result of this trait.

When I was younger, I was the one who wouldn't shut my yak in the classroom. (I still can't stop talking - especially after some coffee!) I was the one the teachers would move to a corner to try to prevent me from gibber-jabbering. And I was the one, as my mom would say, has "ants in her pants". Yep, that's me....AND that's Madeline!

Today as I was waiting in the hallway to pick Madeline up from pre-school, I heard the teacher preparing to get the children lined up and ready to dismiss. I could tell the teacher was trying to wrangle them towards the door but I still heard of children's laughter and chatter. And then came my first glimpse of what lies ahead when I hear the teacher say, "Madeline is talking....Madison is talking....Lauren is talking...." The teachers voice had a very soft spoken, "gentle reminder" type tone to it but nonetheless, Madeline was the first one mentioned. I had to roll my eyes to myself and think, "Yep, I will now begin my years of payback for all the chaos I caused in my youth."

When the children were dismissed the teacher came over and talked to me about some other miscellaneous trivial thing but while we were talking I asked her how well Madeline listens. Her response was that "Madeline does well with a gentle reminder and she is still learning the routines but Madeline doesn't like to sit still for very long". *SIGH*....tell me something I don't already know! Yep, my mom is laughing her dupa off up there! Hear that???? Mixed with my mom's laughter do you hear the "pop, pop, pop" sound? That's my grey hair popping out! Parent-teacher conference week is coming soon. It should be interesting.


Marty said...

Genetic isn't the only thing that determines what gets passed down through the family. It's the magic pixie dust that started (at least in my memory) with Grandma O and continues on down that matrilineal path to the present, regardless of where the genes come from. Good luck!

Amy said...

Yep, Mom and Grandma O are up there laughing their dupas off at me. Can you say "payback"???