Kindergarten Failures Up

4 12 2006

News to make you scrunch your face:

Favorite Daughter has been a big-sister-friend to a dear little girl born five years ago. The mom moved away to another state this past summer to take a new job and remarry, and not surprisingly, put her child in school there. (A school with strict uniforms, from the shopping list before they left town, but that’s another story.)

So Saturday night, the little girl was here visiting to celebrate family birthdays and the holidays, and Favorite Daughter was invited. She spent most of the evening playing table games in the restaurant with this wonderful child she’s been missing, and as they were enjoying each other and being silly, asked her how school was going.

You must know some new stories? No. Well, I thought there were lots of good stories in kindergarten, what do you do there then? This world-weary five-year-old rubs both hands across her scrunched face and says, “Work. We just work all day.”

Favorite Daughter came home indignant — spitting nails would be more accurate.