Sunday, April 13, 2008

And now . . . the rest of the story

One of the reasons I started this blog is to remember the funny things my kids do. About a month ago Alex brought this home from school:

In case you can't read it, it says, "The octo(pus) livs undr water. It wus his birthday. But nun of his frens cam." When I first saw this I kind of chuckled but was secretly a little worried that I was going to have a depressed kid. Do most kindergarteners think of sad stories like this? Does Alex feel like he has no friends? What would he be like as a teenager? But a few days later Alex told us the rest of the story (think Paul Harvey). He said that all of the octopus's friends were sick, but they were really pretending because they were having a surprise party for the octopus.
I'm sure I'll still have many challenges when Alex becomes a teenager, but for now I'm breathing a little sigh of relief.


emily said...

ahhhh, good. creative child, not depressed.

funny story, anyways, though. kids are fun-ny.

i can't believe you have a kid that can write his own stories. amazing.

Kristen said...

How cute is that. I noticed in class a few weeks ago when they had to write about a lion, Alex was taking forever to do the assignment - he totally did not want to just prattle off the same stuff the other kids were writing (he eats meat, he lives in the jungle, etc.) He sat there and thought and thought, and he finally came up with some facts about lions that no other kid in the class had written. I thought it was so funny that he would not compromise his creative integrity just to get the job done. Sorry for the novel here, I love this post, that is exactly why I started my blog too. It's those little things...