Sarah nor I have ever doubted that our girls are actually learning something at preschool. It's not just playtime, snacktime and making friends for them.
Case in point. Emily today as we were getting ready to leave for school:
"Daddy, did you pack me apple juice for snack today at school?"
No, Emily, you have lemonade in your backpack.
"Oh shucks. I wanted to have apple juice so it would be a pattern. Lemonade then apple juice, then lemonade. A pattern."
That's right, Emily! A pattern!
I am impressed.