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.