Our reading program had us read The Three Little Pigs today. We were reading, and one part referred to the first two little pigs as being lazy. I asked the kids if they knew what that meant? Somebody said, “like a lazy bones.” And this one little boy said, “Like my mom.”
I said, “Well, a lazy bones just lies around all day and does nothing…..” He just nodded and said, “Yep, that’s my mom……..”
It’s probably the truth. This is the same little boy that came to school two days ago with his shoes all wet and his pants legs wet half way to his knees. I sent him to the health office, to get something dry, ( it is more or less winter out there after all). Turns out that his shoes were dirty that morning, and he wanted to look good. His mom and step-dad couldn’t bother to get out of bed to help him, so he climbed up in the kitchen sink and washed them, on his feet of course.
It’s really sad to see a 5 year old raising himself.