Kinder Duty – take 2

20 Aug

Yesterday saw me back at kinder for duty again.

I was very keen to get ‘back on the horse’ after my last session two weeks ago that left with temporary kinder duty blues.

And I am so glad I did.

What a difference a few weeks can make. As well as a sunny day and a positive attitude.

I decided to take Bean along this time. I was keen to see how he’d go joining in with the big kids.

BC was thrilled his little brother was coming along to kinder and super thrilled to have mum back at kinder so quickly.

The sun shone for most of the afternoon – the first time we’ve had such lovely weather in a long time – so the kinder teacher took advantage and we spent much of the first two hours with a picnic lunch followed by outdoor play.

After quickly scoffing down his lunch (no time to eat! gotta play!) BC took me around to each piece of play equipment one by one, showing me what he could do (including very impressively climbing up and over and rather tall A-frame rope ladder structure!). Bean wasn’t too far behind loving all the equipment and the busy busy big kids.

We then ventured into the chook run where BC confidently fed the chickens. Bean was also impressed with the chooks and was very brave around them as this photo shows!

Bean meets the chicken

BC also had lots of fun playing with the shaving cream, getting himself very icky gooey – including choosing to use some to ‘wash’ his hair, much to the amusement of himself and the other kids (sorry had too much shaving cream on my own hands at the time to take a photo!).

When we finally went indoors, there was some dancing and singing. I was impressed to see BC putting his hand up without any prodding to suggest an action for ‘If you’re happy and you know it’ (he chose ‘nod your head’).

And then it was on to indoor activities. BC started by doing a threading activity, but was definitely far too distracted by the goings on in the nearby ‘hospital’ to give it his best effort.

We abandoned the threading after a little while and took to the hospital. At first, he was happy to be the patient, but after a few minutes of being virtually bandaged from head to toe by the other doctors and nurses, he decided to transform into…..


Doctor BC

Seen here operating on his first patient. And YES he IS standing up on his own, with no support other than leaning against the operating table, balancing sufficiently to also manage preparing the bandage for his patient!

I don’t think I’d be more proud if he actually did become a doctor ;-).

He had a great time playing in the hospital, operating on several patients including helping to give birth to triplets! He had to literally be dragged away when it was snack time.

Bean, in the meantime, spent all his time playing with the play dough, and for the first time ever actually played with it (as opposed to trying to eat it).

Bean PLAYS with playdough

So, kinder was great.

I went home on such a high.

Doctor BC came home and set up a hospital for his teddies, but has demanded that I buy him a doctor’s outfit – as apparently you’re not a real doctor without one (including the glasses he assures me!)

Dr BC 2

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7 Responses to “Kinder Duty – take 2”

  1. Heike Fabig August 20, 2009 at 3:51 am #


  2. bron August 20, 2009 at 4:35 am #

    love it Di! I am so pleased you all came home on a high! Can I please put my hand up to make BC a doctors outfit for his birthday??? please :)

  3. n0thingbuteverything August 20, 2009 at 4:54 am #

    OMG YES YES YES Bron, you would be his best friend for life!!! What a wonderful offer. Thanks!

  4. Sarah Clark August 20, 2009 at 6:15 am #


  5. Belinda August 20, 2009 at 12:06 pm #

    A great post! Great photos! Love the glasses.

    So happy it went so well.

  6. Gina August 21, 2009 at 12:19 am #

    Way to go Di, BC & Bean. What a great day. phew

  7. Alison August 22, 2009 at 11:12 am #

    Sounds like such a great day.

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