Sunday, August 23, 2009
Claire goes to Kindergarten
Interview with a Kindergartner....
Did you have a good day?
It was gooooood times.
What was your favorite part?
Well, the most funnest part was lunch and recess. But you didn't let me eat in the cafeteria today.
You didn't eat in the cafeteria? Where did you eat?
I ate IN the cafeteria but I didn't get a tray. I want to get a tray tomorrow.
You actually want to eat school food?
Yes. I want to get a tray.
Well, tomorrow's lunch is hamburgers. You hate hamburgers. You throw an enormous fit every time your dad grills hamburgers and demanded a hot dog instead. Last time I didn't have any hot dogs and there was weeping and gnashing of teeth.
Well. Now I like hamburgers. And I want to get a tray.
Ooookaaaay...Besides lunch, what else did you like?
I liked recess. But it was only, like, five minutes.
I think it's a little longer than five minutes--
You also didn't let me ride the bus.
Trust me, Claire. You don't want to ride the bus.
Yes, I do. The big kids ride the bus and I'm not a little kid.
So you're saying you wish I hadn't made your lunch or picked you up from school?
Awesome....What did you learn about today?
Ohhhh stuff like how not to spread germs and have good manners. We didn't learn to read yet.
I'm sure you'll get to that soon. Did you meet some new friends?
Yeah! There's this boy Oliver from the purple room last year he's in my class but he likes to be called Ollie just like I like to be called Claire Bear.
Did you tell your friends to call you Claire Bear?
Noooo....that's my FAMILY nickname, Mom.
Got it. Sounds like you had a good day. Are you excited about tomorrow?
I have to go back tomorrow?
Yes, sweet girl. Tomorrow and the next day and the next day and the next day....So many days that will fly by until the next thing I know, I'm taking your picture walking into your first day of college instead of kindergarten.
What are you talking about?