While I unloaded the dishwasher this evening, Thomas sat at the kitchen table "reading" Mr. Brown Can Moo Can You? He tends to "read" out loud and so I was chatting him up about his reading as I put away 2,000 kids' cups and coffee mugs. (Seriously. We use an extraordinary number of cups around here.)
Thomas: "...then the cow is done."
Me: "Is the cow outside or inside?"
Thomas: "Outside. Cows don't go inside."
Me: "Oh, that's right. Cows live outside in barns."
Thomas: "Then the farmer was sad."
Me: "Why is the farmer sad?"
Thomas: "He just very sad."
Me: "Is he sad the cow is outside?"
Thomas: "No, he sad about the farmer."
Me: "Well, why is the farmer feeling sad?"
Thomas: "He sad because he going to jail."
Whoa! I guess that he's learning something in Pre 1 after all. For only a little more than half a grand per month, you too can pay to have your child learn all kinds of neat things at school.