Kindergarten Homework

September 26, 2010

Kate, my first-grader, is Star of the Week in her class this coming week.  This honor comes with special privileges and lots of extra attention.  Amy and I will bring treats to Kate’s class on Friday, and help honor Kate by reviewing her poster.  Which we did today.

I thought you might enjoy learning a little about my girl from her perspective.  Here is all the content that she chose to put on her poster today.

Me

  • I am 41 inches tall.
  • I weigh 34.8 pounds.
  • My hair is brown, and my eyes are blue.
  • My favorite colors are pink and purple.
  • I am 6 years old and my name is Katherine Rose.

Wishes

I wish I had a magic wand, and I wish I had my very own kitten, and I wish my two sisters weren’t annoying.

A Few of My Favorite Things

In no particular order:

  • Riding her bike
  • Playing on her easel
  • Quaker Oatmeal packets – Cinnamon Swirl flavor
  • Playing on her swingset that her daddy made
  • Swimming
  • Beethoven (our cat)
  • Pizza
  • Her Hello Kitty blanket
  • Barbies and Polly Pockets
  • Reading and books
  • Her digital camera

Dislikes

  • Bees and wasps and other stinging insects
  • Raw onions (you’ll get no arguement from me on that one!)
  • Mosquitoes!!

Future

When I grow up, I want to be a teacher.

The Kate Retrospective

A Collage of Kate

So that’s my Sunday.  I’ll spare you my snarky commentary on my disobedient children and the mountain of laundry that seems to be stalking me.  Just take a look at my middle daughter, and let yourself smile.  She is soooooo full of joy and life — despite her heart condition and the Noonan’s Syndrome.  I see this child, and I am so humbled.

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1 Hubby September 26, 2010 at 11:17 pm

Its hard not to be humbled by Kate. We worry, we get upset when things don’t go the way “we” think they should be. I’ve watched what worries and upsets me, I’ve also watched a lot of other adults who are so worried about what they have. And then I look at Kate, and feel so sorry for those adults who spend their life chasing a buck or trying to cover their inadequacies chasing money and power and are never really happy. In the end, it boils down to the fact that at 6 years old, she has a found a way to love herself and who she is, and she accepts life and people for “as is,” and she simply wants to love and be loved. Before I put her on a pedestal — just like anyone else, she has her moments that are less than saintly. But I still am in awe of the wisdom of this six year old and how she touches all of those who have the chance to know her.

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2 Sue Farrell September 28, 2010 at 6:21 pm

She is such an unbelievable child. She will be our pixie forever–even when she is all grown up. Kate, at this age, embraces life like many adults can’t even imagine. When she gives you that million dollar smile, you can’t help but have a “million dollar” day.

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