Monday, June 22, 2009

Show & Tell

Robert (4 yrs old) had Show & Tell at Kindy on Friday. He decided to take along his three guinea pigs ... his three imaginary guinea pigs. The guinea pigs pink, purple and green and have the same names as the three children in our house.

Robert carried his guinea pig cage (an empty plastic storage tub) into Kindy all by himself and left it on the Show & Tell table. He then spent puzzle time walking amongst the parents chatting to them and telling them very proudly that he had brought along his guinea pigs for Show & Tell. A few of the poor parents saw the empty storage tub and thought the guinea pigs had escaped! I pretty much had to follow in Robert's wake discreetly letting everyone know that the guinea pigs were invisible.

I was a bit concerned that the kids were going to make fun of him, but he was determined that the guinea pigs were going to be his Show & Tell item. According to his teacher, the kids were great. The guinea pigs were 'passed around' for everyone to pet. Robert told everyone about them, including their names and what they looked like. Actually, they bred during class because 3 became 5 and they are all named after family members.

When Robert got home he carefully carried them to the lawn, announced that they were now outside guinea pigs and that they needed to eat a lot of grass. He has spent the last two days occasionally tending to them.

He is such a character! He is a very imaginative, outgoing and sociable boy. :)

2 comments:

mermaids said...

love this story. my youngest did something similar. that kind of imagination is fabulous.

Sandra @ Pepperberry and Co. said...

Hahahahaha! That's fantastic! I love it. What a funny, funny story. I'm sure when he grows up he's going to love that you blogged about it :-) And I think it's great that the other kids were nice to him- although, at that age, doesn't everyone have some imaginary friends they want to Show & Tell? I know I had four twin sisters... Samantha, Satorea, Stacey and Evil Courtney. Evil, I tell you. :-)

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