As usual, we got very little information from Tot about school last week. But, what we did get? Oh boy.
Day 1: In first grade you are allowed to order peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for lunch instead of only getting the menu item. You make this choice with a tennis ball (what?).
Day 2: In first grade you are allowed to get not just one library book, but two. She ate a peanut butter and jelly sandwich for lunch. When I asked her who got in trouble at school on this particular day, she hesitated. This is my tactic for learning who the "troublemakers" are in class and to date, it's been pretty effective. Imagine my shock and surprise when I learned that our little dumpling earned that title. Yep, time out on the second day of school. First kid in class to have a time out. Why? Because she was "being silly" on the carpet and didn't stop when told to by her teacher. When I asked who she was being silly with, her response was "I don't know his name." HIS name. Ay, yi, yi. Heaven help us. The good news is that she was remorseful and owned up to her behavior. But, after discussing this issue and giving her a little finger shaking she responded, "Well, it's good that I didn't get a time out on the first day of school." Really? That's your defense kid?
Day 3: In first grade you are allowed to join the FitKids club and walk or run every Thursday morning. Of course Tot wants in on that one. She ate a peanut butter and jelly sandwich for lunch. And mashed potatoes with gravy. FK got a time out, but she proudly announced that she did not. It's progress people.
Day 4: In first grade you still go to art. She ate chicken nuggets for lunch. No one got a time out today. When I asked her to tell me one thing about her day she said she went out to the playground. Riveting.
Day 5: In first grade your teacher sends a note home that tells you all the things to ask your child about. This opened the floodgates. Stories were read, rules were enforced, journals were written in. On Tuesday there was a fire drill. It was just practice. Her book buddy has glasses. There isn't a computer lab anymore (?) She ate a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, that she brought from home.
She still loves school and that's all I can ask for.