Note: blogger is struggling to upload my pictures...so I'll try again later...here's what I have for now!
Today was the big day. Audrey is officially in Kindergarten. She did so well! Reid and I walked with her to her classroom. Because we're usually right on time (not a second too early nor a second too late...a compromise resulting from marriage...a refining process for me), she was the next to the last child in her seat. The few seats left were near the front. Aha! Being right on time proved to be fortuitous. Audrey needs to sit up front. Much like her father, she is easily distracted. Kisses were received and given. We said good-bye and I walked away watching Audrey open her supply box and take out her pencils.
After surviving an enormous carpool line, I received Audrey into our car. She was ecstatic. Her first words were...
A: "Okay. My NOT favorite part of school was when the ants got me."
(She always knows my first question is: what was your favorite part?)
Later, after more coaxing and questions, she told me this after talking about a movie they watched about animals because recess was cancelled due to rain (got that?):
A: "They had polar bears there. One was named Icey."
me: "Really? That's a great name for a polar bear because they live where it's cold and icey. Was the polar bear on the video?"
A: "No. They had it in this cage. They asked the kids, 'is there anyone here who has never been to this school before who would like to name the polar bear?' and I raised my hand and said 'me, me!' and they said, 'okay,' and I told them to name the polar bear Icey."
me: "That's awesome."
Then, I thought to myself. Audrey has been telling a bunch of creative stories. For example, she showed a friend of ours a picture that I had drawn of Sponge Bob and his friends. She told this friend that she drew them. When asked if she really did, she said, "yes, at art class." 1. Audrey never drew the pictures. 2. Audrey does not go to art class. I thought about how to correct this and haven't concluded anything yet. Her dad made up stories all the time when he was young and now look how his historic storytelling has reflected the glory of God. Hmm.
me (continued after a very long pause and with earnest): "Audrey, did that really happen?"
A: "No!" (giggling) "I was just kidding! Can I have a friend come over and play?" (see previous post)
Matt's initial reaction to his baby girl going to school.