Anyway, I walked into the kitchen the other day to find this:
These are Smiley's alphabet beads from kindergarten.
Smiley and I had this conversation yesterday too.
Me: How was your day today?
Smiley: Well, one thing bad happened.
Me: Really? What?
Smiley: Well, I didn't come in from recess when the bell rang. So next recess, I had to sit out for five minutes.
Me: Oh, that is too bad. Didn't you hear the bell ring?
Smiley: Ya', I heard it. I just didn't want to come in.
Me: Hmmm. Well, I guess now you know when the bell rings you had better come in, huh?
Smiley: Yep. When the bell rings, I have to come right in.
My thoughts: Oh sweet, Smiley!! Some hard lessons coming ahead!