Day Two Twenty Five


At preschool Luke rarely ate his lunch, often to comical ends, like this.

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Now, at the end of several weeks of Kindergarten and he has eaten his entire lunch every day. Something needs to be contemplated here.

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Since I was not there for his lunch time at his preschool nor his lunchtime at kindergarten, I can only guess what is going on here. I believe his pre-school has a very informal lunch approach, kids can basically eat when they want, which of course is a good thing for three or four year old, but maybe not so good for a five year old?

My assumption is that lunchtime at his new school is a set time and place, I know it is in fact and it is very formalized, they lay down a cloth napkin. Set there food out on it, then lay another cloth napkin over the top. They then have recess so when they come back in they are all set for chow.

I think that when Luke sits down and is surrounded by kids eating, he figures, OK, nothing else to do, might as well eat my lunch.

Its a really good thing for a guy like Luke, because he would be so hungry after school that he was barely capable of speech. Now he is in better spirits and it does not feel like a mad rush to get him a meal at 2:30 in the afternoon.

Day Two Twenty Two

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How incredibly emotional it is to take your child to kindergarten. All the cliches come ringing true. It truly feels like you are saying goodbye to a vast portion of Luke’s life, those lingering afternoons at home are gone forever. Of course most of this is a bit over the top, but I cannot but reflect upon a parent who recently was saying,

“Listen. Kindergarten, then homework, then their own friends, then high school, then college”

So it IS the end of a period of their life where they have been predominantly home-centric.

Luke’s kindergarten is a Waldorf based school, many kids that went to his pre-school went on to this exact school, we feel we could not be in better hands and that Luke continues to have a lovely, play centered environment to develop in. But BOY is he tired at the end of his day, but THAT is yet another blog post on…

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