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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Kindergaten: The First Day Report

After getting a shrug when I asked how her first day at kindergarten went, I decided to ask more specific, pointed questions. Here is a synopsis of my inquisition.

Me: Who was your favorite person at school?
D'arcy: The girl who sits beside me. I just love her. She is so nice.
Me: What was her name?
D'arcy: Shrug

Me: What was your favorite part of the day?
D'arcy: Going to P.E. We played tag with a ball, but I didn't get a chance to hold the ball :(.

Me: What was your least favorite part of the day?
D'arcy: Nap

Me: What was your favorite thing your teacher did?
D'arcy: He told us a story called the itsy bitsy spider. (Proceeds to sing the song with a smile)

Me: What are three things you learned today?
D'arcy: When you are kind to someone you are teaching them how to treat you.
Keep your hands in your lap and sit criss-cross applesauce (otherwise known as boom boom by Mr. Martinez) on the mat.
You can't read at naptime (to her great disappointment).

I asked her if she ate in the cafeteria. At first she said no, but then told me that she had eaten there but she hadn't gotten her food from the cafeteria. I asked her if that would be something she would want to do occasionally. She said yes. I suggested once a week. She thought for a moment and said, "How about two times?" Today, She purchased her lunch at the cafeteria. This really shook me. She's really in school!

She also came home today with news that she had identified the name of her favorite friend. Her name is Madison, and she has made an additional friend named Benjamin.

And don't go asking if Benjamin is her boyfriend because she's already declared that she is going to marry her friend Daniel from preschool. He moved to Atlanta with his family, but she is undeterred. She made sure to tell me that it wasn't Esther's husband Daniel because if she married that Daniel she would be stealing someone's husband and that wouldn't be nice. As far as I can tell, the determination to marry isn't a romantic situation. Husbands in her mind serve a clear purpose, they work and are daddys. She is very clear about the order things should happen. She was telling me about another friend from church, Eddie. Eddie has recently graduated from Medical School. She told me that when she first met Eddie she was sure he had children, but he didn't. She then went on to say that he needs to pick a good wife first and that is an important decision. Indeed.

1 comment:

  1. I always love your stories about D'arcy. She's such an tender and sweet little girl!