I hope you guys are well.
Yesterday was my daughter’s last day as a Kindergartener! It’s definitely amazing how I can feel as if time flew on by, but at the same time the jitters and anxiety over the first day of school are still fresh in my mind. Like they say, “it was just yesterday…”, and that’s how I’m feeling. With time, the unknown (school/Kindergarten) became familiar, but now we’re full circle and back to the unknown (1st grade). I say unknown because I have absolutely no recollection of my time in the early years of school and this is my first kid entering the school system, so there you go. Now, I can only hope that some of her new friends are placed in her new class and she’s given a great teacher like the one she had before, whom by the way I want to thank once again for writing a lovely message in my daughter’s Dr. Seuss “Oh, the places you’ll go! ” book. Her message made me cry because it was so nice of her and I couldn’t wait to show it to Olivia. I did debate on whether or not to keep the book and its messages a secret for a great surprise in the future, but then I don’t think the memory of each teacher would be fresh. At the end of every school year I’m going to do my best to get a personal message from each teacher written in that book just for Olivia. It’s a great idea and I knew once I heard about it that I was going to do it. I’m very happy that I did.
Changing subjects and making the title of this post relevant, I wanted to share with you a great program that was introduced to my daughter at school. It brings awareness to eating a healthy breakfast. There’s even a song and dance called “Think Breakfast,” which Olivia performed with her class at her school during their annual festival dance. She also received a water bottle and a pedometer (promoting hydration and exercise). The pedometer was a hit with Olivia. It simply fascinated her that this little gizmo could count her steps. Of course, she put it to the test by walking around our apartment and stopping every so often to see the latest number.
Olivia: What number is this?
Me: Two hundred and fifty-eight
Olivia: Whaaaat? That’s a really big number.
Me: It sure is. You’re walking a lot.
Olivia: I want to walk until it says 1 mile. What number is that?
Me: Ten thousand, one, zero, zero, zero, zero.
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Take good care all.
Until next time…