Friday, November 16, 2007

Why didn't I know about this?

I just discovered the best thing a Mommy of three pre-school age kiddos could discover. The teacher supply store! OMG OMG OMG. Where have I been? I got so excited in there I could barely stand myself. For a second I felt guilty that I had cheated my kids out of these great things for the past couple of years, but then I realized that it is not until now that they have been ready for it. So, if you have never been, RUN don't walk to the nearest one! We have Lakeshore Learning Center here and it's awesome! I decided that if I stay home I will turn the basement in to a full blown "pre-school" and I will have a structured learning schedule for them a few days a week. Fun Fun Fun:)

One of my favorite things is this walking rope. I was so amazed that they were able to train my kids to walk and hold on to this rope at school. I was very paranoid with them going on walks without me at first. The school id downtown and the playground is a public one two blocks away so they walk there. The first few days I stuck around so I could chaperon. The teacher looked at me like an alien when I drilled them about any stray kids who had been hit by cars or lost on the daily journey. They assured me no child had ever gotten off of the rope outside, and I half heartily believed them. So, I tested the idea a few days later. I always have my kids on lock down when we are taking a trip to the mall or the park, so that day I decided to try the rope theory. I cut a long piece of curling ribbon from my gift wrap box and called it "the rope". I could not believe my eyes as my kids walked a total of six blocks to and from our neighborhood park without letting go even once. I was sold! So here it is Ladies and Gents...




Love it, Love it, Love it!
And it could be yours for the low low price of $19.95 Yahooooooo

*oh yes, pics of the hair coming soon!

9 comments:

My name is Tammie said...

Curling ribbon huh. I'm all over it. Did the teachers have to beat them to get them to understand holding onto the rope first? Just kidding.

Laura said...

I have to try and it to believe it. My girls were monsters at the mall yesterday and I just can't believe they would do this... but maybe.

mamamoran said...

how many does the rope hold? I have 8!! Do you have to have an adult at both ends or a rear view mirror? Mine are in the "she's hitting me, he's touching me" stage of life...referees wanted!

Casey's trio said...

I have seen this rope in action at the preschool class at one of my school sites! I was always curious if I should invest in one for the girls:) Love Lakeshore Learning also...they have a catalog that probably has so much more in it than what you see in the store!

Casey's trio said...

BTW,

Angie and I were curious what your first name is???? When we were fretfully worrying about how you were doing since we hadn't heard from you we were calling you "mommy" and thought we'd better get the real answer!

MaryBeth said...

Just wanted to say "Glad you are back!"

loren said...

Hey there, M-lady! I've missed ya!

I don't have a whole lot of time today, but I wanted to pop over and see what you've been up to. Apparently, you're back :)

Laura said...

Glad to see you are back! I moved my blog, but you can follow me to my new one :) And where are the hair pics?

AZ said...

I've always wanted to go into a teacher supply store, but my son only just turned 3, so I always used his age as an excuse to pass it up. I'll have to definitely go into one now. Thanks for the idea!