We’re a week later than most here in the south. And it doesn’t feel huge because both of my kids know and love their new teachers already. Taylor has had her teacher all summer, just in a different room, and is repeating the 4K curriculum because she has a late birthday and can’t go on to Kindergarden yet. And Caleb’s teacher moved up from his Toddler Class with him (I think because she wanted to stay with the sweetest boy there is). But even still, today is the first day of a new school year. A new backpack and school supplies were procured. Cute outfits were chosen. They are going to new classrooms with new friends. And they have on their game faces.
They are all set to start the next step in their journey to being whatever they want to be when they grow up.
So, yesterday she went to the aquarium with Grammy and Pops and saw the scuba divers in the tanks with the fish….then she went back to their house and watched The Little Mermaid during rest time….and now when she grows up she wants to be “a mermaid in the tanks at the aquarium”.
Caleb, however has more realistic, but less ambitious aspirations. He said he wants to be six when he grows up. Taylor thought this was hilarious (like she has room to talk) and gave him some more options like being a merman, or a fireman, or a policeman. After her suggestions, he decided policeman also sounded good. But I decided to write their first answers because that will be way funnier looking back, no?
He says he wants to be six, but really I think he just wants to be like his big sister
These kids…I just love them.