2010年6月8日火曜日

one of these things is a little bit different

one of these things is not like the others
one of these things just doesn't belong...

I loved that song on Sesame Street when I was little.

This morning I was reminded of it:


Can you tell which thing is not like the others?

Amy has been all sad about going to kinder without Meg. Having the week off last week when she was sick didn't help.

She very graciously offered to accompany me to work each and every day forever and not go to kinder anymore. Me thinks we over did the all-you-can-colour colouring in fiesta and non-stop kiddy tv....

So today when I had a late start at work we suggested that she could walk to kinder when Meg walks to school.

Really??!

Yup.

Yeah!!

They flew through their morning routine cheering each other on- did you get your hanky? Me too! Let's get our toothbrushes!- and were both out waiting by the roadside for the girl up the road in record time.

And so all four of us (yes, sad to say neither K nor I wanted to be the one left out of the family walk so we both went) headed down the mountain at 6:40...

I had been a bit worried about Meg's walk as I know there are only three kids living further up the hill from us and noone further from town than this mountain walks so I had assumed that Meg was pretty much in a rough group of 4 the whole way. A group of four with two Grade 5 boys who I was sure would overtake them and run off in seconds.

Well, I was right about the grade 5 boys but I underestimated the little legs of mountain kids. Meg and her buddy H easily catch up to the kids living closer to school (down on the flatlands) and end up walking in what looks like a long trail of slightly excited ants all the way. I guess with 815 kids they have to come from somewhere, right?

And so it was a very early morning (having done an hours walk before 8:00m...) but great fun watching Meg take care of her little sister and Amy just as pleased and proud as can be walking with the big kids.

I just hope we can convince Amy that we're not going to do it every morning....

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Gina さんのコメント...

Hands down...that was the best song EVER on Sesame Street!!! That was my favorite one too on there! ; )