Friday, September 2, 2011

First Week of Kindergarten

Megan started kindergarten last week!

We're hoping that a good, Catholic education will keep her on the straight and narrow (a little straighter and narrower than my good, Catholic education kept me :)

She is going to the same school as her buddy, Colin but they are in two different kindergarten classrooms.

Megan was super nervous her first day and almost didn't want to go. Once we got there, she sat right down and started coloring and didn't look back. I left with tears in my eyes and a big lump in my throat.

To stay busy, I walked to the duck pond in the neighborhood with Brendan to feed the ducks. Brendan loves to feed the ducks. For a while there, we were feeding the ducks so much I started buying cheap white bread instead of feeding them the good stuff I buy for the kids. They tasted it one day and were like, "What kind of bread is this!!! It is so delicious!" Doesn't it just figure?

On the walk home, Brendan stopped at every mailbox to read the numbers. He knows at least some of the numbers. For the ones he doesn't know he points and asks, "Whaaaas dis? Whaaaas dis, Momma?" Every. single. mailbox. Usually, I have to hurry him along because Megan is getting too far ahead. This time I was able to cater to just him and his curiosities. It was kinda nice. Strange, but nice.

At the end of the day, we ate cookies and talked. I missed her so much.

I can't believe my little girl is already in kindergarten!


OhioFamOf4 said...

Don'tcha love the bird diarrhea that ran down our mailbox and our dead patches of grass? We're keeping it classy here on our side of the neighborhood.

Ruth Dunkman said...

You're such a good Mom! I remember when David was "numbering his books." He would open book after book, and he was delighted to see the page numbers... going up... page by page... for every book! 1 - 2 - 3...