Friday, August 24, 2012

He Brought This Home


Bob sailed through the first day of kindergarten. School was "so fun," his teachers "super nice." I was just fine and held it together quite nicely until I read the sheet he brought home. I was cool and then I got to the "apple of your eye" line and I fell apart just a little. Sure, the rhyme's a little wonky but really, I didn't stand a chance.

There are many apples in the world,
This one's special - here's why:
'Cause this was colored just today
By the "apple of your eye."
So keep this in a special place;
It will help you to recall I trust
My first day in Kindergarten,
The twenty-third day of August.

22 comments:

  1. oh kindergarten, why must you steal our Lego lovers?

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  2. Oh gaaa!

    Thanks!

    Now I can't see a golldang think on this keyboard.

    Heartbreaker. HEARTBREAKER.

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  3. It's a plot by the teacher to get you to like her, too.
    Don't fall for it.

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  4. Oh, Lisa.

    Those little apples.

    Some days they're cider, some days pure unadulterated vinegar, but mostly they are pie, aren't they? :)

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  5. Why do they do this to us? Mine came home with a hand print, and a poem about smudges on windows and walls. In short: look at this little hand print when the kids are grown, and my windows and walls are clean, to remind me of my little guys. I couldn't see straight for an hour.

    Glad the first day was good!

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  6. The Empress and I are on the same page, as usual.

    I don't even mind the forced rhyme.

    ::sniff::

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  7. Damned iambic pentameter!

    It's the most wistful pentameter of the bunch.

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  8. It's like they want you in tears. Sobbing at the mercy of a crayola colored apple, an excellently colored apple I do believe.

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