Monday, September 22, 2008

School Days

Fellow Harry Potter fans will appreciate this...My husband and I were diligently preparing my younger son for Kindergarten, trying to stir his enthusiasm about entering "real school" for the first time. Mostly, he seemed excited. One morning, however, he sat at the breakfast table with tears in his eyes and proclaimed in a quavery voice, "I'm scared to go to Kindergarten." We rushed to reassure him with more stories of all the fun he'd be having, the cool things he'd learn, etc. Nothing seemed to make any impact. Finally it occurred to me to ask what specifically was bothering him. He looked up at me, wide-eyed and deadly serious, and said, "On my report card, I don't want to ever get a T, for Troll!"

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