Since Charlotte is starting Kindergarten, I thought today would be a good time to throw back to August of 1989 and MY first day of Kindergarten. I was in Mrs. Hand’s class at Eastwood and was very excited about going to kindergarten. So excited, in fact, that my independence and stubbornness came out and I told Mom that I wanted to ride my bike to kindergarten BY MY SELF! She must have been much better than I am about letting go because, while she didn’t let me go by myself, she and Charlie did ride a distance behind me and not next to me.
Mom, I’d like to go on the record and say that I am really very sorry for this show of independence at such a young age. And your mothering skills just keep getting farther and farther off the charts and out of reach as I become a parent for longer and longer. You WERE (and still are!) SUPERMOM and I’m so thankful for you!
In other kindergarten news, I continued by independence and would walk home from school by myself as well as the year got further in. I vividly remember wearing my jumper with the three red, green, and (I think) blue hearts on it with a turtleneck one day to school. And on my walk home being so hot that I was pushing my sleeves up. As soon as I got home, Mom threw Charlie and I in the tub with the Sears wish book where we hunkered down while we heard the huge F4 tornado that struck Huntsville and caused horrific destruction go over our house.
And they say you don’t remember that age, you surely remember hearing an F4 tornado right after you get home from school!