Madison and I both went back to the real world this morning, but instead of boring you with the blah details of my day, I would like to share the morning juuuuust before Mad’s first day of second grade with you. As always, her words will appear in her customary pink.
Did you have a difficult time getting up this morning? Kind of, I mean a little bit. I had a bad dream and woke up in the middle of the night. I was trying to sleep and then I heard weird noises coming from your phone.
Were you excited about your first day of second grade? No, because I wanted the summer not to end. You too, yeah?
Yeah. But did your attitude change when you got dressed and ate breakfast? Yeah, when I had breakfast it did because I had miso soup with egg inside.
Why did you get such a special breakfast? Because, I guess for celebration of second grade coming. But I didn’t like it because I just wanted it to be summer.
What did you think of your outfit today? It was pretty good. I had soft pants on and I told Charlie [her cousin] “Soft pants rule!”
So this is the first year that you don’t have A-Plus before school. What did you do instead? Go to the drop-off line. My backpack has elastic pockets on the side so now I can hold my water.
Cool, but what about the drop-off line? What is it? You just put the brake on the car, then you hug your child, then they get out of the car and walk to their class. I don’t like it, though.
Wait, why don’t you like it? Because I’m not so used to it actually.
But you’ll be fine in a couple of days, right? I hope.
Did you know that Mem [Lynnette] said she cried this morning? Really? Why?
She said she cried after she dropped you off. Why? Why did she?
I don’t know, probably because you’re growing up so fast and she’s super-hormonal. What does “hormonal” mean?
Mem’s emotions are all crazy because she’s pregnant. Yeah, probably. But when she’s not pregnant, will she still be like that?
What? Crazy? Probably.