For those who are wondering, Sam’s kindergarten transition has been smooth as butter on warm toast. All that he self reports (which is limited I’ll admit) indicates ease, and joy in it all. His teacher says he’s smart, and get’s bored when there is too much down time. Unlike those who report their kids are exhausted after a full day at school, mine is ready for two more hours at the playground, time on the home mini trampoline, the before dinner dance party, and the after dinner bike ride. A few highlights from Mr. Matriculated himself:
Me: So what was one rose and one thorn from your day Sam? (We stole this method of checking in from the First Family.)
Sam: All roses Ma. Roses, roses, roses everywhere. We can call it a bouquet.
Me: Sam what did you do in art class? Paint? Playdough? Stick glue up your nose?
Sam: Where did you get a delusional idea like that laser brains?
(revealed later that the source was Princess Leah to Han Solo. A favorite movie around here.)
Me: Sam what about friends? Are you making new ones?
Me: That’s a lot…
Sam: They follow me around everywhere mom.
Me: Get used to it honey. That’s what fabulous means. People will want to be around you all the time.
And how is little brother handling it all:
Me: Marcel you are such a big boy.
Marcel: No I’m not. I am little. Very little. So little I need to sleep in your bed tonight, and always be around you.