Friday, October 3, 2008

She'll Love This One Day...

Yesterday I went to the elementary school to take pictures for the kids yearbook... oh, how I wish I could post some of those great moments, but I wouldn't dare.

Instead, I'll show yall this picture of my daughter at lunch... notice the Dorito orange colored lips. (I am not a fan of those chips, but my family loves them...)

Oh yes, and of course, that silly apple grin!

This picture shows just a tiny part of the antics I observed while at the lunch table with Elizabeth's kindergarten class. I have been to eat lunch with her on many occasions now, and have been in and out of their classroom taking pictures, so I think they are just comfortable enough to let loose a bit...

Food was switching and swapping around like crazy, and all with no regard to how many kids touched it before they popped it in their mouths... ick! They had not a care in the world... fruit roll ups became sticky balls that got rolled down the table and back up the other side, and one guy tried to stuff his sandwich bread up his nose, but "Miss" Angela had to put a whammy on that.

The teacher's were not falling down on their jobs at all, mind you, but these kids are quick... they know when they can get by with it. I was enlightened by being included in their "inner circle", and began to remember back when I was in kindergarten.

That would be over 30 years ago...

It was actually great fun to sit among them yesterday, listening to their banter and watching the havoc ensue. I giggled like a 5 year old at some of the knock knock jokes they told, and tried hard to ignore the many food swaps.

It was also nice to see that my daughter is participating and enjoying herself at school... sometimes she is so shy, and when around other people she will become very quiet, and hide behind my legs if I am around. I saw none of that yesterday, except for when I had to leave. The tears fell, and she clung to me until I promised her it wouldn't be long before I picked her up from school.

As I walked out of the lunchroom door, I looked back for reassurance that she was going to be okay. There she was, already trading apple slices with her friend. She caught my eye and gave me a big 'ol apple grin as she waved a goodbye.
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Happy Friday, Yall!
I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend! We are going to a great country fair tomorrow, one we never miss...

A tiny clarification: Yes, she is in a princess nightgown in the above picture! Yesterday was "Wear Your Pajamas Day"...

5 comments:

Prasti said...

fruit roll ups became sticky balls that got rolled down the table and back up the other side

yuck! that doesn't sound too appetizing...but you're right. kids don't think about all that stuff. how fun to have lunch w/ your daughter. and that photo made me laugh.

have a great weekend!

Reynie said...

So, did you get a closer inspection of the "boyfriend?" Y'all have a good time at the fair. Sorry I can't join in on it but I've got a CITY-WIDE yardsale to attend. How much fun for me!

Tiaras and Timeouts said...

Great picture! Maybe save it for her senior yearbook page??

Have a great weekend!

Tina Leigh said...

Kids are so funny. Sounds like a good day tho.
Another fair....wow...must be nice.

ConnieK said...

You are the winner of the giveaway!!!! Email me at mrs.conniekrebs@hotmail.com to get working on your cards!
That picture is darling =)