Thursday, September 1
...And It Made Him Shine As Much As A Sleeping Sea Cow (Poesy's First Homework)
If you've been following along on Instagram, you may already know that Poesy started Kindergarten last week. I'm not really sure how that is possible since she's still a tiny baby and definitely not 5 already, but people are telling me that this is reality. Up until a few weeks ago, we weren't sure whether we were sending Poesy out to school or homeschooling her. We've been on a waiting list for our ideal (for Poesy) school since the beginning of summer, and we got a call just a week before I ordered our homeschool books that there was an opening for her. Poesy is a social butterfly, so we were pretty sure she'd thrive in a classroom full of peers. Obviously it was hard for this homeschool mama to let go and not be a helicopter parent over my last precious baby, but hey- sometimes good things hurt, right? I'm happy to report that she is IN LOVE with school and asks every evening if she can please go to school in the morning. Yay for loving to learn!
Poesy had her first homework assignment this week, which was telling a story about an illustration and a parent writes it all down. The theme of Poe's stories are piña coladas, quitting gymnastics, and people having a party because there was a car crash but no one died (I have no idea about this one). They were so great, I had to share:
In her words: "Okay, so they had a car crash and nobody died, so they're having a party. And they've had a happy day, and the cake is carrot cake."
"At first they went home but weren't having a good day at home, so they went to the beach. They had a lot of fun at the beach relaxing and having piña coladas, then they went back to the hotel, then they went to the beach again, and then they went back to the pool. They had a great time."
And my personal favorite... "A baker is baking! At first he was at gymnastics but didn't like it much, so he spent a lot of money and became a baker and made piña coladas. And he was smiling as bright as the sun, and it made him shine as much as a sleeping sea cow."
There are a few more, but these are my favorites. How is this kid so smart AND cute AND funny? She's a little charmer, that one.
Happy first full week of Kindergarten, Poesy. You really just get better and better.