I’m Not Ready For This

On my desk, slightly to my left, sits Hempfield School District’s 2004-2005 Kindergarten Handbook.

Gracie will be a Kindergartener this fall.

I can’t believe it.

How am I even old enough to be a dad, let alone the parent of a Kindergartener?

When did this happen?

I’m not ready for this.

Fortunately, I think Grace is. She’s very bright, if I do say so myself, and enjoys reading and writing. Her biggest weakness going into school would have to be her social skills, but she gets that honestly, from her anti-social father. She’ll adjust faster than I will, I’m sure.

She’s worried about making friends, though. Nobody in her preschool will be at her elementary school. There is a set of twin girls around the corner from our house who would have been in her class, but we learned today that they’re moving. Grace was very disappointed to hear that. And frankly, so was I.

She’ll do fine.

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