She said that.
Only it was more like this. In her tired sleepy little voice as I got out of the bathroom after my shower, Wordgirl was sitting in the armchair that is stuffed into our little dining room all dressed for school with her brand new pink and white tennis shoes sticking straight out, untied, waiting for me to tie them.
“Oh, Mom! I’ve been longing for Kindergarten.”
Have you ever heard a Kindergartener say that?
She must be well read or something like that because I don’t think I’ve ever met a 5 year old use the word “longing” in that context before.
Well, now I’m sending the most brilliant Kindergartener to Kindergarten and I am CONVINCED that she is leap years ahead of the rest of the school. Even the 5th graders.
You show me one 5th grader who is using the word “longing” in their everday vocabulary and I will give you a $100. Okay, NO! That’s a lie. I will NOT give you $100. I will give you something else. I just don’t know what. But it’s not going to matter because you won’t be able to show me a 5th grader who is using the word “longing.” I am CONVINCED!
Because my Wordgirl Kindergartner is brilliant!
Brilliant I tell you!
Here are some more first child off to school pictures.
But remember, these may look like regular first day of school pictures, but they are not.
As Wordgirl is Brilliant!
|Waiting for the busy in the rain!|
|Can she really be getting on the bus?
Oh, no! Don’t GIVE your backpack to the bus driver.
|Don’t make the big girl move out of the first seat.
Let’s just find J (our neighbor who started
Kindergarten today, too)
I met Wordgirl at school like all the other parents. SHE may be brilliant, but I was an emotional wreck. Trying to figure out if I was waiting in the right place for the bus at the school meant I had to talk to some other parents WITHOUT crying. I barely made it, but I did it.
|All the Kindergartners lined up in the gym. I and a daddy
of another little girl (whose name is the same as
Wordgirl’s) tried to usher all the little ones
to the gym.
Ha! That was FUNNY! WE kind of left them in the dust!
When I was done blowing her kisses, I walked out.
She was all smiles!
She’s my brilliant superstar! And I’m just her sad mama who doesn’t want her to grow up anymore!
But yet, I’m so pumped that she is growing into a lovely young lady.