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Can You Say Mooshball....... And Stuff

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posted on Sep, 18 2008 @ 12:46 PM
My Son started Kindergarten 2 weeks ago. The paperwork coming from the school brings back so many memories. I had forgotten that as a student I had Music and Art one day a week. Library one day a week. I look at his school lunch menu. For an extremely reasonable price he can get a hot meal from the cafeteria. Remember pizza on the menu? Oh I do! Yeah! How about those burgers that were made out of mystery meat? I still think they were made out of road kill. How about those tiny little milk cartons with the perforated hole in the side where you could put your straw in? About two thirds of the way into lunch period you would go table by table to get dessert, which was ice cream. I always got the ice cream sandwich. Funny. I could go for one of those right now.......... Ummmmmmm Ice cream sandwich.........
How about whenever you forgot your homework you would ask to go visit the nurse? I spent MANY a day trying to figure out how to make the thermometer look like I had a fever. Never mastered that one.

Anyway, I drop him off to school every morning. Call me extremely selfish, but I'm being brutally honest here........ I can't bear to see him picked up by the 'short bus'. Every morning one of the special ed aides is at the front, and escorts him to his classroom. This morning Mrs. Foster was out sick, and another aide was there. She told me that she had several other children in other classes she needed to escort, and asked if I would mind waiting for a bit. Mind? Heck no! Then she looked at my son, and said "Do you think you could go to your classroom by yourself?"
His reply was immediate. "YES I CAN! I know right where it is!"
She and I made eye contact.
"You sure Little Dude?"

"Yes Daddy!"

"OK. Go for it Buddy."

He gave my my super squeezy hug. I put his little back pack on, gave him our standard 'high five, low five, knuckles' handshake, and he went merrily down the hallway.

I stood there for a moment or two then turned to leave. I hear "DADDY!"

I turn around and see him standing in the doorway. "What wrong Dude?"

"I forgot to tell you I love you."

"I love you too Buddy - more than anything."

"Look Daddy I'm a big kid now."

"Yes you are Buddy. I am very proud of you!"

He smiled his goofy smile and ran down the hallway.

I went to my car, turned it on and sat in the parking lot for a good minute or two. Yep. he is getting so big so fast. He has his very first loose tooth. He can navigate himself to his classroom. He comes home every day with artwork, and letters of achievement from his teachers. I don't even remember what color my refrigerator is there are so many things attached to it. He has come such a long way. He has faced many challenges, and with help, he managed to overcome many of them.

No matter how bad I might be feeling, he can always make me smile. Yeah man. Life is good.

posted on Sep, 18 2008 @ 01:51 PM
Wow, that is inspired!!

posted on Sep, 18 2008 @ 02:27 PM
What a wonderful moment in your life, thanks for sharing.

How soon can we expect to see some inspiring artwork by little Lombozo posted in this thread ?

posted on Sep, 18 2008 @ 03:32 PM
Oh yeah..mooshball for sure.

I know I'm so backwards.

In grade school, I was the one who sold the cartons of milk and ice cream at lunch hour everyday. I was a real volunteer then.
Just brought back memories.

posted on Sep, 18 2008 @ 05:02 PM
Oh my, that sure does bring back memories of my kids first days at school.
But, once they get older, you kind of look forward to the first day of school after a long summer of them and their friends. I'm joking, kind of.

He sounds so brave and independent, Lom. One of my son's favorite thing to do is to go to the cafeteria in the morning, and have a cold one (milk) and hang with his little buddies. He feels so big.

Morning milks and school pizzas, yeah, those were the best.


posted on Sep, 18 2008 @ 09:38 PM

Originally posted by hsur2112
Oh my, that sure does bring back memories of my kids first days at school.
But, once they get older, you kind of look forward to the first day of school after a long summer of them and their friends. I'm joking, kind of.

I know what you mean.

lombozo...thanks for sharing your story. Gosh, It seems like only yesterday my girl was in kindergarten. Now I ship her off to middle school.

Don't blink... it goes by fast.

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