Saturday, August 23, 2008

Tonight was Meet The Teacher night at school. I had to bribe Ethan with a Quarter to get him to sit in his desk so I could take this picture...wonder what I'll have to bribe him with to get him to stay on Monday.

Here's Preston showing Ethan his desk... the thing that surprised me the most was the smell...it was pleasantly smell free! My biggest memory of Kindergarten, well my entire school career actually, is the smell. To this day that smell haunts me...I can't think of words to describe it. Hmmmm, I really can't find words to describe it... I'm wracking my brain for any adjective and the only one I can think of is just plain old stale! During the few occasions I have gone back into a public school since high school graduation I'm always surprised to find that same smell filling those buildings - I prepared myself tonight to smell it again, reminding me of the years I was tortured breathing the foulness in, but it wasn't there. The place smelled great. I know this matters little to you, but I found it hugely comforting!
Two days left...

8 comments:

Rachel H. said...

Hmmm...25 cents for a picture...I'm thinking about 25 DOLLARS to get him to stay (plus a couple of those DELICIOUS choc chip cookies on the side).

Can't wait for those first day of school pics!

~Hartwig Family~ said...

He is going to love school and then he will be paying to not pick him up.. :-) How exciting.. such a right of passage! My fingers are crossed for you :-)

Anonymous said...

chin up! there's hope! he may love it, you never know.
liz

Michele said...

I can't believe he is old enough for kindergarten. I'm sure you are going to love the little break to run some errands with only one child.

Michelle said...

Oh he is so adorable!! I remember holding him when he was 7 or 8 months old-- time flies . . . I am glad you found the school smell satisfactory! Ethan is going to do great :)

campblondie said...

I too found the smell pleasantly surprising.

Emily said...

My mom teaches kindergarten, she uses wallflowers from bath and body works to make sure her room is always smelling good. I hope Ethan does ok for the big day, just remember the less you stress the less he stresses.

Talmage & Kelly said...

I can't believe they have desks! Every kindergarten class I've been in they have tables...I probably haven't been in too many kindergarten classrooms.