School

Yesterday, I picked up my grandson from kindergarten. And let me say right here and now, I think five years old is far too young to be thrust into a classroom setting...

The school has a system for dropping off and picking up. and needless to say, I was doing it wrong, just like the Michael Keaton character in "Mister Mom." It's actually a terrific system, but I somehow managed to mess up. Such is my life... When I finally figured it out and got the boy in the car, he spoke these words, "I hate school. It's boring. All they do is make you work. I hate work." My first thought was, " Welcome to the rest of your life, kid." But my second thought was that somehow, we, as a society, have come to believe it's normal to send our babies away from home out into the cold, cruel world to conquer and succeed at the age of five. It was reminiscent of Simon LeGree tying Little Nell to the railroad tracks...ok, that's an exaggeration, but I couldn't help but feel that we have missed something precious. I remembered sending my daughter to kindergarten and crying all the way home. She didn't cry. She actually liked it, chatty little soul that she was. Watching Gabe transition into the school year has been very different. People have always told me, "Just wait until you have grandchildren. Everything is different then." They were right. Maybe it's because I am no longer young, and I no longer have to worry about the day-to-day care of an actual child living under my roof. They are not my responsibility. I can love 'em and send 'em home.  Or maybe it's because it's a continuation of a legacy...A legacy of family continuance long after I depart this world. Or maybe it's because they're both just so stinkin' cute, I just can't resist them. Probably all of the above. At any rate, there's my little blog for the day. My mind just kinda took me there this morning...thanks for following and God bless!!

Here's another picture of the boy...in case you needed to see one more... 

Here's another picture of the boy...in case you needed to see one more...