My inspiration for this record of my days:

“The biggest mistake I made [as a parent] is the one that most of us make. . . . I did not live in the moment enough. This is particularly clear now that the moment is gone, captured only in photographs. There is one picture of [my three children] sitting in the grass on a quilt in the shadow of the swing set on a summer day, ages six, four, and one. And I wish I could remember what we ate, and what we talked about, and how they sounded, and how they looked when they slept that night. I wish I had not been in such a hurry to get on to the next thing: dinner, bath, book, bed. I wish I had treasured the doing a little more and the getting it done a little less” -Anna Quindlen

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Fast learner


Jonah is having a great time in Kindergarten.  He’s making lots of new friends.  But I’ve been noticing a pattern.

Just when he makes friends with the person sitting next to him, they get moved.  It’s happened to Logan, Savannah and one other friend who was there such a short time I didn’t learn his name.

The other day I asked Jonah about it. 

“Your teacher sure does seem to move kids around a lot.  How come the kids next to you keep getting moved?”

Jonah responded knowingly, “Well, you’re not s’possed to talk to each other or else you get in trouble.  So when the teacher looks at you talking to your friends, you just say ‘Shhhh’ really quick.  The one who says shhh doesn’t have to move.”

I knew he’d be a fast learner!


  1. haha jonah is so smart!!! becca

  2. You would think the teacher would be a fast learner too and figure out what's going on. What a clever little boy!