Thursday, August 14, 2008

bliss - noun
a state of extreme happiness

The Hubs and I, we are admitted dorks. Loving school the way that dorks do. Having our B start kindergarten, well it's feeding that obsession like we never dreamed it could. We are embarrassingly enthusiastic about the whole situation.

I imagine us in days to come saying things to each other like, "Wow! They're teaching her to read?! And they do math?!??! How lucky are we! What a great school! They have a library and books and a gym and a gym teacher!!!! We are the luckiest people ever!"

The school sends home a Thursday folder. It comes home on Thursday. You send it back to school on Friday, to be brought home again the next week. We were hungry wolves, chomping down on that weekly school newsletter, ravenous for more school fun.

Dorks, I told you so.

I don't know if this will wear off, as all things do with me, in about three weeks. I just can't contain it. She's learning so much and it makes me so excited. Every little tid bit leaves us wanting more.

As I'm checking out her school's web site, reading about the weekly routine, I'm partly thinking and partly saying out loud, "She gets gymsic on Wednesdays! The music teacher and p.e. teacher co-teach a class that is music with movement! That is so friggin' awesome!"

Rock on school! You've got a couple of new groupies.

Dorky groupies, but groupies just the same.


Michelle said...

I'm sure your excitedness will rub off on her too so that'll just make her enjoy school all that much more! Kayla's school sends home a folder every day and I pull it out first thing when we get home to see if there is anything in it LOL She had "homework" today - practicing tracing her name. They were also send home a list of sight words for each week through Apr.
Sounds like B is in a wonderful school!

Mad said...

Ya, but you're lovable dorks.

There's nothing like that squeaky back-to-school feeling, is there?

Mama said...

I've had hundreds of parents say, "How do we know if our child's ready for school?" This is how you know- they're ready to learn....... and loving it!

Sus said...

Ha! I feel the same way about my kid starting preschool. It's such a surge of joy every time she surprises me by humming a song I've never heard before. Education! We love it!

jen said...

i think it's absolutely adorable.

nikkis30by30 said...

I, too, am a groupie. I LOVE it when that folder comes home (Ours starts as the Thursday folder in K and then in 1st goes to Monday AND Thursday)!!!! Every day I know that folder is coming home, the minute A (and soon Z) gets in the van, I say, "Let me see the folder!!!", and we sit in front of the school for a minute to oogle over all they are doing. I LOVE watching my kids learn and grow. I can't wait to see what Z does this year!!!!

Aliki2006 said...

I think it's awesome that you and your husband are so enthusiastic--of course it will rub off on B.! What a wonderful way of showing her how important/fun school can be.

I loved Septembers so much because it was back-to-school. I still get a thrilled feeling inside about it!