Tuesday, August 26, 2008

I'm ... free?


It's our traditional back-to-school picture, taken in the morning before school. Except this time there are two little boys getting ready in the morning. And so this time we were running for the bus and therefore missed the opportunity for a photo in front of the front door, hair still damp and brushed, smiling faces, backpacks on. So we had to take a photo after school, amid loud protests and, somehow, in all of that complaining nobody remembered to put their shoes on. Dang it! Oh well, in 20 years no one will know that we faked the picture.

Anyway, now I'm a free-wheelin' Mom with time on my hands, sort of. I've actually been helping in Super Q's classroom every day because, well, I feel really bad for his teacher, who has about 10 certified banshees in her class. In the past 2 days I have retrieved a safety pin (open) from a child's mouth, caught a child perched on the top of a chair grabbing at something hanging from the ceiling, and walked the entire class to P.E. with only the faintest idea of where P.E. is held. So the sting of being alone all day hasn't really set in. I'm enjoying it so far, because after 4 hours of kindergarten madness, I'm about ready for my book and my Coke Zero.

3 comments:

Jamie said...

what book is it these days?

beckbot said...

It's Oracle Bones: a journey through time in China by Peter Hessler. Non-fiction, a kind of patchwork quilt of ancient and modern Chinese history plus contemporary culture and issues. Very enjoyable so far.

Patty O. said...

Hmmm...that book sounds good.

Wow, what a crazy kindergarten situation. I admire you for pitching in. My first instinct might be to run away as fast as I can. Thanks for your email. I am going to respond to it. I read it right before having to get danny ready this morning and I am just now barely back at home 5 hours and many errands later....