Thursday, August 27, 2009

Boo Hoo

I was thrilled to get #1 into kindergarten.

Not so much #7.

He's my baby! How can my baby be ready for kindergarten? OK! Ready may not be the best word here. When his teacher asked what letters he recognized he pointed at capital I and said, "Bicycle pump". So that makes the sum total of his kindergarten letter readiness, A, X, O and Bicycle Pump. Sigh

I'm celebrating that I only had to put his underwear back on him twice before holding his little, sweaty hand all the way to school. And, no I didn't check to see if he still had underware on when he got home. I figure, what happens at kindergarten stays at kindergarten.

When your baby goes to kindergarten are you officially old?


Barbaloot said...

Ooh-I never put the bicycle pump and I shape together. Clever boy you've got there:)

Mr. and Mrs. Nurse Boy said...

He sounds just like my boys. They were never into the whole boring letter recognition. Yet, they both can read now! Thank goodness... they did have me a little worried.

Does it make you old now that your youngest is in kindergarten? For YOU, yes. When mine goes to kindergarten? NO!

Does that sound fair? No? I thought I would give it a try.

Mrs. Nurse Boy

LeShel said...

YOU are not old but I do hope you got a good cry in. I send my littlest before the baby to K this year and I'm seriously SO sad!!!
Our babies would love each other. Isaak knows "kicking K" and "slither snake S". The others are hit and miss. If he hits them he guessed right!!

S'mee said...


On the other hand, when your youngest goes off to grad school, THAT is a clear sign you are old.

mandi said...

Bicycle pump. That is hilarious! Gotta love that boy.

Our little ones growing up is sad, isn't it?

Adams Family said...

You crack me up.

Mummy McTavish said...

Yeah, Lion isn't really into all that letter recognition stuff... he can tell you what happens in a car from the moment the battery makes a spark plug spark until the (somewhat) clean gas is pumped out of the muffler... I'm thinking of teaching him to sign his name with an X just to be safe... he knows that one because that's what pirates use.

No, Boy Mom, you aren't old.
I think they call it age experienced in this politically correct world ☺

Mr. and Mrs. Nurse Boy said...

Boy Mom,
Your youngest going to kindergarden does not make you old. The number of years that you have been alive make you old. You are not older than dirt, but you are older than me!

Mr. NB

Now the Mrs. did call you old, but I rubbed it in.

Tiffany said...

Nooooooo.....he is NOT in Kindergarten this year. I don't believe it! He's in the same grade as Eiley!? Oh, I just didn't know your baby was a kinderbear this year. I would have sent you a box of kleenex.

Suz said...

Maybe they should of given him one of those ink blot tests, what did you call them, I bet he would shoe great creativity.

Yep, your old. well just a little older than me.

I do hate homework. Milo can't seem to focus. It takes almost 3 hrs to get through it. We made a record last night we were done by 7:30pm.

You are an awesome Mommy.

bluecottonmemory said...

I love it: what happens at kindergarten stays at kindergarten. I must admit, when you have 3+ sons, if you don't have a sense of humor and a heap of faith, you cannot survive.

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