Last night while eating dinner, I was asking the kids what the best part of their day was. "Recess" was a quick answer from one of them. Then, they were comparing notes on recess, and it came up that Isaac, being in 1st grade, gets 3 recesses, which he thinks is pretty great, considering that when he was in kindergarten at his old school, they only had 2 recesses each day.
"So what do the kindergartners at our school get?" they wanted to know.They took a second to digest that, then came up with a solution.
"Well," I replied, "I'm not sure, because we've never had a kindergartner in our family before."
"Mom," one of them asked, "Can we get a kindergartner for the next kid in our family, so that we can find out how many recesses they get?"Some kids ask for a puppy, a pony, or pet frog. My kids? Well, they ask for kindergartners.
"Wouldn't it be easier just to ask someone at the school?" Dave pointed out calmly.
"Maybe," they said, "but it'd be more fun to just get a kindergartner next. Can we get one? Puh-lease??"
Life is fun!