Tuesday, August 25, 2009

First Day of School and stuff



Oh boy, Mom MD was not all too happy about my previous post where I mentioned that smokers can be sexy. Bad R.E. Dad! In fact to all you kids who may stumble upon this blog, please recite this message 100x "According to the Surgeon General, smoking is bad, very very bad and I'm not going to even start 'cause cancer sticks contain yucky stuff that could make my lungs look like LA in the 70's and retard my brain making me less likely to attend a mid-level university, marry a supermodel, and have a rewarding career...besides a pack of smokes cost like $8 in NYC."

Oh, and I wanted to add one additional 'Honest Scrap' - I wish that I had the ability to project five seconds into the future because I'd love to know if the person that I'm considering holding a door for intends to say "Thank You." If not, I'd have no problem letting the door go slam bam into their face.

So anyway, today was the triplets first day of Kindergarten, and the beginning of Bren's last year of elementary school. We took pictures and I've including a couple above. What was very cute was how the Kindergarten teachers came out and handed each parent a short note attached to a plastic baggie containing a tea bag and a cotton ball. The note read...

Dear Parent:
Thank you for entrusting your child to us. We promise to do our best every day to be your child's companion in learning.
After you have wiped your tears, make yourself a nice warm cup of tea. Put your feet up and relax. Then hold the cotton ball in your hand. The softness will help you recall the gentle spirit of your child. We will work alongside you this year to help your child grow.

Very sweet gesture. No tears were shed by our family, however, until I brought the note home and my Mom (the retired K teacher) read it. Here's hoping that the kids have a fantastic school year. I'm looking so forward to hearing about their first day of 2009/2010.

9 comments:

A Mom on Spin said...

New school years are always great. . .and what a nice teacher to do that for you!

phd in yogurtry said...
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phd in yogurtry said...

And here I was, thinking the cotton ball was to wipe all those tears! : ) Congrats on getting all four of your kiddos off to school! Big day for the trips. Big day for dad -- is this full day or half day Kg? Wheeeeee!

A Free Man said...

I think it's the holding the door open that counts in the karma department. How the person responds is their own problem.

Good luck to the kiddies.

The Dotterel said...

We're just gearing up for the new school year here in the UK. Sally starts High School, and Charlie's going to nursery (kindergarten) for the first time. Somehow though, I don't expect a cotton-wool ball!

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The Stiletto Mom said...

This is my sons last year of elementary too. I'm not dealing with this fact very well....

And I will always say thank you to anyone who holds a door open, what is wrong with people?

Employee No. 3699 said...

Next time you hold a door open for someone and they don't say 'thank you', say 'you're welcome' to them anyway. That's what I do.

BTW, did you get 3 tea bags and 3 cotton balls?

Reinvent Dad said...

SM, I so appreciate a "Thank You" for ANYTHING anymore, let alone holding the door for someone..E3699, I so wish I had your guts!