Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Back to School

Apparently Elisabeth doesn't want to be left out of the back to school mania taking place around here.

Yesterday Superdad, the kids and I headed over to the school to meet Hank's teacher for his upcoming year of Junior Kindergarten. We chatted with friends, shook hands with new faces and felt the excitement of newly sharpened pencils, fresh name tags and nervous soon-to-be students. The morning was, as it should have been, all about Hank. Well, and Madeleine too since she ran into her old teachers, gave and received hugs and played with her friends; but it's a given in our family that even if it's about someone else, it's really about Madeleine also.

After we got home I busied myself in the kitchen writing Hank's name on all his school supplies when suddenly I heard a foreign "whirring" sound. I was puzzled. Madeleine and Hank were outside, absorbed with the little squirts on the block and Elisabeth was quietly playing in... no, wait, she wasn't. There she was, sitting at the kids' art table in the living room, preparing for her future academic career by sharpening all the pencils in the cup on the kids' art table.

What subject should we start the eager student out with this year? Algebra?

Advanced trigonometry perhaps?

And please, ignore the fact that she needs to have her nose wiped. It's hard to be intelligent and beautiful.


Megan said...

Studious little thing, isn't she?!?
When did her hair get that long?
She is just too cute Cait!

Alexis Jacobs said...

I can't believe how grown up she is. **sniff sniff** Good luck with this school year :)

it's me, Val said...

I loved your last line, it made me giggle. I didn't even notice her nose because her prettiness is just so overpowering! :)

terri said...

funny. I love the line about it being about Madeleine, regardless.

SuperMom said...

I love the line about it being about Madeleine, regardless.

I take it you have similar issues. ;)