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Saturday, June 5, 2010


A yellow slip of paper arrived in an envelope addressed to the girl. You are invited, it said, to a party at your school to meet your new kindergarten teacher. She was excited. I was excited.

She stuck the paper to the fridge with a magnet. It will sit there until next week. We will take it down and go together, just the two of us, to celebrate the beginning of something new.


  1. How exciting! Kindergarten seems like one of the most memorable times for kids - and scariest for moms - their first big steps away from our little sphere of influence.

    My second child is graduating kindergarten in a few more weeks. It's been quite the year!

  2. That is so lovely!! I am sure she is excited.

  3. So exciting!

    We had a really good time at our kindergarten orientation. It was very positive overall. I hope that you enjoy this just as much.