Yesterday afternoon after dropping off Brendan at his first day of Senior Kindergarten, I noticed something amiss in my back garden: where there was once a beautiful sunflower there now stood a broken stalk. Here it is:
I wish that I had taken a picture of it before it was vandalized by the local street bandits (you may know them as raccoons). There is a gang of them who hang around our yard at night, and I think they are retaliating against Trevor’s nightly assaults against them. You see, whenever he hears them or sees them in our yard, he shoots them with the “jet” stream from our hose. Perhaps they’ve had enough and decided to fight back. Either way, now that back patch looks even more sad than before, now that I’ve cut down the tomato plants (and have neglected to weed. What?)
Back to the main issue here: Senior Kindergarten, boys and girls. Senior Kindergarten. In French Immersion no less. It was a big change from last year for Brendan. Firstly, going to school in the afternoon (not morning), deuxiement, the new teacher, who only speaks in French. We use a little bit of French around the house (once upon a time I was bilingual), this is a big chance for the little man. But, by the end of day two, he said he had fun. Made three new friends – even though he can’t tell me their names. And the two facts that I’ve gleaned about them is that one of his friends was wearing a shirt with a robot. Oh, and one of them may or may not have a banana allergy.
Today was Nathan’s first day of Nursery school. After Brendan’s drop off, Nate and I headed into the car for his big drop off. I was prepared for him to cling to my leg (even for half a second) or at the very least give me a hug. Nope. He allowed me to kiss him on the cheek as he started playing with the castle. He barely noticed that I left. I would have been surprised, but this is exactly how he was back in his daycare days. At pick up, all I could get out of him was that snack was grapes and animal crackers “like the ones we have” and that he made lots and lots and lots of friends.
I’m going to call it a success.
For your viewing pleasure, a few pics of the boys, since, really, they’re just too cute.