Archive for the School Category


Ouch reports

This is only two days worth of “ouch reports,” the notes they send home from preschool when a kid gets hurt. Today I also got an email from the teacher, to warn me that Clay would be bruised when I got there to pick him up. And we wonder why he’s not a super athlete […]

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Homework, already

I was shocked the second week of preschool when I learned that Clay would have homework. Our elementary school expects kids to read by kindergarten, so I guess I shouldn’t be surprised. The homework folder (complete with perfect teacher handwriting on the front) comes home with him every Friday and is due back the following Thursday. This […]

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Our future lawyer

Well, it’s official. Clay made it a month at preschool before we got the dreaded “talk” from the teacher. I took him today and she pulled me aside and started with “Clay is a very smart boy. Clay is a very sweet boy.” I held my breath for a moment, knowing what was coming next: […]

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Can I buy lunch?

Earlier this week Clay told me that some of his friends at preschool get to eat the “hot lunch,” and asked if he could buy it sometime. I said sure, then he asked “how about tomorrow?” This was at bedtime and I didn’t have time to check the menu for the following day, so I told him I’d have to […]

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Artwork overload

Clay has been in preschool for two weeks now, and at first, I thought we got lucky. He only brought home two “projects” in the first week. I kept the very first one for his memory box, then tossed the other one into the recycling after he went to bed. Yay, no clutter! My joy did not […]

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Chatty Clay

When Clay went to preschool on Wednesday, I thought he might miss his sister, but was not at all concerned that he wouldn’t make friends or if he’d like his teachers. He likes everyone and it doesn’t occur to him that some kids may be less outgoing than he is. On his second day, the teachers had nametags for the kids. When […]

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