So that is one thing I learned recently: I do not have to shell out money for school fundraisers. I keep repeating: "It is OPTIONAL. This is a PUBLIC school." I am still working on the guilt, though.
On the plus side for the school, I learned that Miss Pink is reading everything she can get her hands on. She reads ME books now. Can you feel my pride from here? I do still read to her, because she's into chapter books now. This summer, I plan to read several classic stories with her like The Secret Garden, which I think she will love. I just have to convince her to let me read her the Little House on the Prairie books.
Huh. I just learned that even though I am a good speller, "prairie" just looks wrong to me when I'm spelling it.
I also learned that I have been wrong about which groups sang certain songs I've known for years. My car flashes the artist and title onto a screen on the dashboard, which I LOVE because I hate liking a song and not knowing who sings it. But apparently the Eagles do not sing the song "Lights" (you know, "when the lights go down in the city, and the sun shines on the bay..."). Journey does. In fact, Journey is responsible for more songs than I realized. So now you know. I'm sure you will sleep better tonight.
One more thing: I learned that it's possible for my children to go from arguing with each other every 2.6 seconds, to laughing and playing together, all from me leaving them with their dad while I go somewhere else for an hour. I'll have to try that more often!
For other learning experiences, check out "What I Learned This Week" at Musings of a Housewife.