My four year old son just started preschool yesterday. He has been so excited to go to school and now the time has finally come. Micah absolutely loves to go to Sunday School and he loves to get together with other children to play, so I know school is going to be great for him.
One of the things I do worry about, however, is how he is going to behave. Not only that, what behaviors is he going to learn in preschool that he’ll have to unlearn at home? Already today I’ve noticed some interesting behavior that isn’t normal for him. Is he already catching on to things I’d rather he didn’t? Oh how I wish I could be there to see what he’s doing and learned but yet not be there. I want to be able to observe without him knowing.
Just for the fun of it, I was thinking it would be neat to have a video camera in the preschool room. Oh, not one that’s sitting there on a tripod for all the kids to wave at and trip over, no, a tiny one up in the corner of the wall somewhere that would hardly be noticed.
The X10 XX17A XCam2 WideEye Color Video Camera looks like it would be just great for the job! This camera with its 2.4 GHz transmitter is small enough to fit into the palm of your hand. The really neat thing is that you don’t need a lot of fancy equipment, as far as I can tell, you can just transmit the signal to the TV and watch what’s happening in color. Now there is a XX20A NightWatch Wireless Low-Light B/W Camera sold by X10 as well but I don’t think we’d need that for preschool!
X10 provides some of the neatest products and one of their great authorized sellers is The Home Automation Store. I enjoy going to their website and checking out all the neat gadgets. They sell items for home security as well as X10 remotes to control your appliances you already own.
Now obviously I’m just joking about putting up a security camera to spy on my son, but sometimes it is tempting. I want him to enjoy school and I want him to learn, I just want him to learn all the good stuff and not the bad attitudes, language, and habits that often comes with being around other children.