Warning: It’s long.
I still can’t believe I’m the mom of a kindergartner. I guess it just hasn’t sunk in yet. It’s only been two weeks. I had the idea to interview Max about kindergarten before and after his first day. It took some cajoling to get him to share his day with me. But he finally did. Now, every afternoon when he gets home from school, I ask him tons of questions: who did you play with at recess? who did you sit by at lunch? did you do math today? what did you do in gym class?
By now, we’ve settled into a routine. I give him a snack and he happily shares all the juicy details of the day with me. “Even I chased the girls again at recess!” “Well, first I sat by Jacob at lunch, but then I asked the lunch girl if I could sit by Zoey and she said I could.” “In p.e. we played farmers and bunnies. And the bunnies eat the farmers’ vegetables and the farmers have to chase the bunnies away!” “We didn’t get to paint today, but maybe next time.”
I love it. It’s seriously the highlight of my day. Today, I rode Josh’s bike up to the school with the bike trailer on the back to pick him up. When he walked out, he was surrounded by little girls. “Bye Max!” “I need a hug Max!” “Love you Max!” Yep, five years old and already a ladies man. On a side note, there are 19 kids in his class and only 6 of them are girls. He plays with 5 of the girls everyday at recess.
Conversations with Max about his first day of kindergarten.