We are a couple of weeks into the school year, and the transition has been less than smooth. Thankfully our daughter loves her teacher, and the school is fabulous….but the wake up time has been a killer. As has the car line.
I have taken for granted though the magic of what back to school used to mean for me. The fresh school supplies, new clothes, shoes and hair accessories, and the promise of new friends and new experiences. Here are some of the cute and memorable things our daughter has said during her first weeks as a Kindergartner.
BACK TO SCHOOL
On Wearing Uniforms…
Lila: “Can I wear the tic tac toe skirt tomorrow?”
Me: “Huh? Wait you mean the plaid one?”
Lila: “No the one that has tic tac toe’s on it.”
On The First Day of School…
Me: “How was it – did you make any friends?”
Lila: “I like the girls better than the boys, the boys are always punchable.”
Lila: “They touch each other and wrestle and stuff too much.”
Me: “What was your favorite part of the day?”
Lila: “There’a a girl at my table and she spits at everyone.”
Me: “Oh really, sounds lovely. What’s her name?”
Lila: “I’m not sure – but boy did she get in lots of trouble!”
On Fire Drills…
Lila: “There’s a loud noise and we did a fire drill. It’s so loud I want to cover my ears but I can’t because we have to hold hands.”
Me: “Was it scary?”
Lila: “Yes but I don’t cry, the tears are in my eyes but they don’t leak out.”
Me: “It’s just a loud noise, it’s a good thing to help you if there’s a fire.”
Lila: “I know, but I don’t go to the bathroom at school in case the loud alarm goes off I don’t want to get stuck.” (Poor baby, we are working on this.)
Lila: “We learned about the chess pieces today.”
Me: “Oh really, I don’t know how to play chess. Can you name them?”
Lila: “There’s a queen, and a day and a night, and a bishop and a rook and pond.”
It was too cute to correct, guess she’ll learn those a little later! Also lost on me was what going to school would mean for our toddler. Lila was home from preschool well before nap time, and now little Emy is noticing that her big sister is gone much longer.
Emy: “Where’s Lila? I want to play with her.”
Me: “She’s at big girl school now…”
Emy: “Oh…I miss her! Can I play with her toys now?”
At least she gets to pillage her big sisters’ room now that school has started. Don’t you just love the things kids say?!
Oh my word, these are too cute! I love the one about the spitting girl, lol. I wonder why they’re learning about chess. And the poor thing with the fire alarm! That’s a tough one!!
Too cute! I love the chess pieces and that boys are “punchable”!
yes we are still in the cute tense – phase where things aren’t said quite right but they are too cute to correct!
Oh dear, the one about the fire drills and her not going to the bathroom broke my heart. Poor baby. She is too cute.
I know! I am working with her teacher!
I just noticed that you drew a rose next to Ms. Rose’s name. Too cute!
She is just too lovely! And punchable – I totally get that.
We haven’t had school start yet. Friday! I’m so sick of being anxious about it.
We had a kindergarten classroom tour/teacher meeting today and she is so excited for school to start.
I should have separated those thoughts better! Your daughter is lovely. She is not punchable!
I know it’s hard Tamara – but they will do wonderfully and so will you! I’ll be sending you hugs Friday!
Susie (The Esthetic Goddess) says
Oh this is incredibly sweet! My boys are all young men now but it still seem like yesterday they were starting kindergarten. How great is it that you have it written down for her to read someday?!
Yes Susie, I love this feature! Someday I will print them out and make a book for her!
These are cute. I love the Kindergarten age. There’s a sudden (sorry!) change to big kid and I love how they tell you all about their day and who did what. My son tells me everything and I just sit back and listen to make sure I don’t miss a thing!!
I know Ida – they grow up too fast! I can’t even imagine sending my baby to preschool!
Awwww!!!! And having a boy in Kindergarten, yes, they are indeed “punchable.” I asked Jack about recess and he tells me that he and his friend try to “defeat the bad kids and chase the girls away.” So…yeah.
Jennifer | The Deliberate Mom says
Boys are punchable! That’s awesome! I love the tic, tac, toe skirt too… so sweet.
This was adorable.
Thanks for sharing.
I know right! Tic tac toe got me!
Boys kind of are punchable!
Such a cute girl you have here! my daughter wore that same exact outfit to school today!
Ha! I didn’t even know punchable was a word!