Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Gartening at Night



When I was in school, it was called "Kindergarten Round Up," as if kids during the summer months had been let run free-range all summer to the point that they resembled cattle. But tonight was the modern equivalent of just that. We took Chloe to her school. It was fun.

I like Chloe. I know I have said this before, but the truth of the matter is this: You HAVE to love your children. There's nothing anywhere that says you have to like them, but I really like her. She is really cool. I can already see things in her that I know will make her a great grown-up.

Chloe saw a lot of her old friends from last year. She ran up to them, called out their names and gave them all big hugs. My wife expressed concern that not many of the kids in her class this year, were in her pre-k class last year. Chloe responded, "But now I can make a bunch of NEW friends!" Optimism. It's still out there, and I'm proud to say a little bit of it lives with me.

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