While I can roll with these changes, I deeply value nostalgia and feel that there are some things that are harder to embrace. For instance:
- When did kids start adding, “Cha Cha Cha” to the end of each line of “Happy Birthday?” Is that a local thing or do your kids sing it too? It makes me crazy!
- For decades, kids everywhere have settled playground tiffs by using, “Rock-paper-scissors-shoot!” Lately however, all the kids say, “Rock-paper-scissors-SAYS shoot!” Says?? Says?? That’s all wrong. Wrong, wrong, wrong!
- This one is my biggest pet peeve. I’m all for learning from environmental print, but if my kiddos don’t stop writing “we” as “wii” my head is going to explode! (I made a poster for my writing center to help with this. You can grab a copy if your head is ready to pop, too!)
Have a great night!