February is the month for love, and the PreK Pals love everything about this month. Fun cards for friends, hearts, balloons, cupcakes, and candy – what’s not to love? It’s just a sweet, sweet time celebrating friendship and love. In all honesty, littles love Valentine’s Day parties at school more than Christmas parties.
One of the funniest things as a teacher is when your littles find out you have a husband or a boyfriend. They squeal! They giggle! They hold their hands over their mouths in shock and delight! (Probably because they all truly think that their teachers live at school and don’t have a life outside of the classroom walls.) It’s so funny watching them realize that you have a family just like they have a family.
This month, we went to Verner Elementary to ask, “What do you need to do to be a good husband?”
“Take care of the kids. Love the mom and give her hugs and kisses… and make me (the children) mind.”
“He would help the wife change the baby’s diapers and help her do chores. He would help the wife put her clothes on and kiss her a lot.”
“He brings his wife food! He cooks! He does chores. He makes money for ice cream! He gives lots of hugs!”
These kiddos haven’t been around that long, but I think they already have a great understanding of just how important a husband’s job is in the relationship. As we head into spring, take the advice of the PreK Pals – do some chores, give some hugs and kisses, and don’t forget the ice cream.
Alicia Jenne’ is a veteran teacher of little people. She is the PreK Pals Lead Teacher for PreK#1 at Rock Quarry Elementary School.