Kindergarten

Miles Kindergarten How does this happen? One minute they’re born, and the next they’re starting kindergarten. At the risk of sounding like a cliche’, the passage of time is blowing us away. Hard to believe Miles has already done two years of pre-school, plus the summers in-between. The K-5 we chose for him is a parent co-op, structured similarly to the preschool he was in, which means we’ll be putting in one day per week as parent participants (or, rather, Amy will be, since I’ll be at work), plus monthly meetings and plenty of weekend maintenance “parties.” In exchange, we get a level of involvement with his education second only to home schooling, get to help shape the curriculum and philosophy of the school (an arrangement that’s worked out marvelously at the pre-school), and get to go along on the tons of cool field trips the school does. Many adventures to come.

Aside: An apparent unspoken requirement of the school is to own a pair of Keen sandals – my straw count the other day turned up about 80% of the children’s feet clad in Keens, another 10% Crocs, leaving only 10% for some antiquated invention called “shoes.” Fortunately Miles was properly pre-equipped with his – the most perfect work-horse footwear for kids ever invented.

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7 Replies to “Kindergarten”

  1. I couldn’t tell you how comfy they are, because friends don’t let friends wear Crocs… =)

    It seemed like in one year, all females conspired to turn off all males with the combination of Crocs in the summer and Uggs in the winter.

  2. i am a female that has neither crocs nor uggs. the material crocs are made out of looks very uncomfortable to me, whether or not it’s rubber. my new love is dansko.

  3. Boy oh boy, do I know how you feel. Seems like yesterday that my son was starting kindergarten and now he’s in his last year at elem. school.

    And the baby is two years old now. Big enough she can complain that “I’m not a baby! I’m a big girl!” :D

  4. They do grow up so fast. I remember my son’s first day of kindergarten like it was yesterday, and this year he started middle school. Amazing.

    What school did you end up sending Miles to? I thought he was headed to Cragmont?

    P.S. My sister bought me a pair of turquoise crocs this summer and I love them — although I do admit they are a little hard to wear in public.

  5. Tim – Miles is going to Crestmont in Richmond (off the Arlington) – linked above. It’s only been a week so far, but he’s loving it, and so are we!

    I love my Crocs too, but only wear them around the house, like slippers.

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