Makayla, who is just finishing her first week back to school says to me last night,
"I don't want to go to school any more. It's boring, I already know everything."
As a mother, I felt the best way to handle a situation like this was to throw out a question, easy enough for me to know the answer to, but maybe a little difficult for the six year old "genious".
"Okay Makayla, how many states are there in the United States of America?"
She answered so fast! Now I'm concerned. Is it 50? 52? 51? Why do I always forget this one? I'm pretty confident it's 50.... moving on.
"Well Makayla, what do you want to be when you grow up? Every thing in life requires a bit more than a kindergarten education. (even Mcdonalds, but just barely)"
"I want to be a teacher."
A teacher? Seriously? This coming from the girl who is tired of school, now she wants to go to school for ever!?
"How are you going to teach your students Makayla, if YOU haven't gone to school?"
I've got her there right? WRONG.....
"I want to be a kindergarten teacher. I already know all that stuff."
I'm not sure what more can be said at this point.... her argument is fair. I get up to leave the room with one last thing to say,
"You're going to school tomorrow."