Thursday, September 09, 2004

Big Day For Little Girl

Benjy, my four year old daughter started her first day of junior kindergarten today. It was pretty much a non-event. No sobbing and carrying on like Frankie at her age. She was very excited, and when she got there, she met some other pink-minded girls and off she went.

As Arthur and I walked back to the car, I sniffled, but only because there was a chill in the air.


At 12:26 PM, Blogger Carmi said...

I think Moms and Dads have more trouble with major kid milestones than the kids do. When I brought our little man, Noah, to his first day of JK yesterday, I almost didn't make it out without getting teary. As we walked in, he mugged for the camera and bantered with his friends. After I handed him off to his teacher, I kept making excuses to hang around for just a minute longer, hoping I could just watch him and never forget what it felt like to be doing so.

Thankfully the moment exists in my mind. I captured it in my journal so one day he'll read about it, too.

At 8:45 PM, Blogger T.J. said...

Hi there. I'm pretty sure this is my first comment here, so let me give you a bit of history.

'Twas your name that drew me here. I'm a big Adams fan too. Have you read The Long, Dark, Teatime of the Soul?

And now, a question. At the end of LTU&E, when Wowbagger says to Aruthur, 'I've done you before, haven't I?' do you think he gives up?

And now, my comment on your emotional first day of school: Yes, that moring chill can bring a ready tear to my eye as well.

Anyhow, if you get bored, come visit me.


At 10:05 PM, Blogger Rachel - Wicked Ink said...


Jager started Kindergarten on Tuesday, and he was a little apprehensive, until we saw some kids we know going to the same school. He was a bit clingy at the end, and I would have felt that chill in the air too, only I wound up walking home with another set of parents for the same class.

The kicker - he is one of 3 boys in his class, the rest are girls. Should be interesting.

Love your blog btw!

At 3:21 AM, Blogger T.J. said...

Oh, and I have to know. Is Arthur his real name, or are you just toying with us?

It's unplesantly like being drunk.


At 12:40 PM, Blogger Diva said...

Such a sweet post - thank you so much for sharing.

At 10:44 AM, Blogger Trillian said...

T.J. - thanks for your comments. In regards to Wowbagger - I'm of the opinion that he did not give up, as he showed up again in the The Salmon of Doubt and insults Ghengis Khan, which is alphabetically after Arthur. But that's just my two cents. And, no, Arthur isn't his real name - I'm toying with you. But isn't that more fun? Ask a glass of water.

At 10:45 AM, Blogger Trillian said...

Rachel - thanks for reading and sharing.

At 9:39 PM, Blogger T.J. said...

Ah, I have yet to peruse the Salmon, and yes, being toyed with is funner.

And the bug-eyed alien?



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