Maddie is a Workbooker

Maddie is a reader.

Maddie is a writer.

Maddie is a workbooker

Wait?!

What you say?!?!

Yes, that’s right. That girl got her hands on a SpongeBob workbook that came with some SpongeBob books and, boy oh boy, it’s like she has discovered the holy grail of SpongeBob with a side of reading phonics and spelling practice. She might have been able to tell by my slackjaw  and slightly horrified expression at the sight of her bent over this bounded collection of phonics worksheets, that this business is probably not in my wheelhouse.

But of course that did not deter her in the least. She thinks this is the coolest thing in the world. She is “learning” all her vowels here. She is “learning” how to spell all these words. She is “learning” the rules of English by filling in that o on every blank in every word because the whole damn page could be filled out by a monkey that knows how to draw an o.

So for now, or at least until this workbook thing has passed, she is having a ball. And she is so excited about showing all her “smarts” through this venue. Which could be a building block for her drive to pull a book of the shelf, and for the first time, READ it for real. On her own. When it wasn’t homework. In front of Mommy and Daddy. NOT hiding in her room. Because that is what she did and for the life of us, we couldn’t figure out what the driving force was.

So fine. I guess she can keep it.

But I still don’t have to like it.

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4 thoughts on “Maddie is a Workbooker

  1. It’s only until one of Maddie’s teachers becomes a workbooker and loves them as much as Maddie that you have to start to worry! You put this in a very positive perspective. That’s how you do it!

  2. Funny slice! Love how you captured your surprise and annoyance! I remember my sisters and I playing school. My mom found some “real” school desks at a flea market and the four of us would have a ball playing school and being busy with our little workbooks and activity pads. Ahhh…those wonderful workbook memories!

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