Little Moo is loving school life. It seems we have struck gold in the teacher department. Mr. Carpenter is not your stereotypical kindergarten teacher. He is young, well traveled, covered in tattoos, has his eyebrow pierced and is partial to bringing his guitar into the classroom to keep the kids entertained (only in the Inner West!). Most importantly he is patient, gentle, inspiring, kind, encouraging and he makes learning FUN for the kids.
Every night Maddie comes home from school bursting with stories from the day. The other night she started belting out the song 'Every Rose Has It's Thorn'. When Simes asked her where she had learnt the song, she explained that Mr. Carpenter had been teaching them about rhyming and rather than illustrating through your standard kids poems, he decided to get the kids to rock out to a bit of Poison! It was all fun and games until I decided to search YouTube for the original song and a scantily clad woman popped up on the screen! I imagine Mr. Carpenter is teaching the kids the 'G' rated version!
Today was the first assembly for the kindergarten - year 2 kids. Our little lady was the fluffy white cat in the class performance of Senor Don Gato. Bless. Her. World. The lyrics that related to Maddie's character were...
"I adore you," wrote
who was fluffy, white,
and nice and fat.
There was not a sweeter kitty,
(meow meow meow),
in the country or the city,
(meow, meow, meow)
and she said, she'd wed Don Gato!
This was also my first attempt at making a costume. I think we both did OK, although the placement of the pillow to make her look 'nice and fat', made her look a little bit like Dolly Parton!
I was bursting with pride when our little white cat took to the stage xxx