One for you, two for me ~ Best Shot Monday

I haven’t talked much about Ad’s school lately. And we actually have two days off this coming week for conferences. Yes, conferences…for preschool! What are they going to tell us? “Well, she doesn’t eat as much glue any more, she is progressing nicely?”

Maybe I’m feeling a little snarky because this week is the week. THE week we register her for kindergarten in the fall. I can hardly think of it without getting a giant lump in my throat.


But much like my hesitation at first in sending her to preschool, I know deep down that come fall it will be time for her to move along. She is so ready, and so very excited. While she might not have the…ah, shall we say school acumen that her older sister has, she shares the same excitement about going to school. And she still asks every single day, “On this day do I get to go to school?”


This past week was her 100th day of school so they were instructed to bring in 100 somethings. It could be anything. I was pulling for Cheerios, or stickers, but Emma pipes up with, “Hey! We should get jellybeans! That would be fun!”

And since our little “never-met-a-candy-she-doesn’t-like Sugar Bear” thought that she might get a few jellybeans on the side, she heartily agreed that it must be jellybeans.

So she counted out her 100 jellybeans…


And then had to recount them, since some of her piles seem to be down a few…


And then after about a dozen of the beans, she declared, “I don’t think I really like these jellybeans, Mama. They taste like crayons.”

How she knows what crayons taste like? We’ll never know. But I do know that I love these sweet cheeks with all my heart.


(And yes, there is a definite quota each day on how many times I need to kiss them.)


10 thoughts on “One for you, two for me ~ Best Shot Monday

  1. hmmm, i don’t think i’d like jelly beans that taste like crayons either! :)

    i had to sign bean up for kindergarten too. seems so weird to think about her being gone all day next year…

  2. love her concentration counting those jellies — i bet she wasn’t the only kid who had to “recount” after the first round :) .

  3. Mmmmmm… jelly beans most definitely don’t taste like crayons! Her cheeks are very sweet :)

  4. Ack, you said register for kindergarten! We have to do that soon too, so I don’t blame you for being a bit snarky. ;) I like the hundred jelly bean idea though. Our preschool should do something like that. Helps with counting I’m sure. Very cute shots!

  5. Oh my. She doesn’t seem like she should be going to Kindergarten yet. Yikes. Of course, I guess it is still 6 months away, but still. Luckily I have more than a year until I have to worry about it. There’s just something about those sweet cheeks that are hard to resist. Such sweetness.

  6. Oh little Miss Addie… how is it ever possible that you and Zoe will be headed to kindergarten in just about 1/2 a year.

    Shall we cry a little together?

  7. Awww, what sweet captures and a great story to go along with it. My Emily just started Kindergarten this past September and has had to postpone her 100 day celebration 2 times already because of all this darn snow on the East Coast!! Tomorrow is finally her party and we had to make a T-shirt with 100 things attached to it – imagine that task! Haha. I will try to take a picture and post it on the blog.

  8. Oh yes, I can totally imagine how often those cheeks get smooched – since I have some similarly sweet ones around here! it is absolutely appalling to think that she is ready for kindergarten…but at the same time, she IS READY! It feels weird to say this since I feel like it’s wishing away N’s childhood, but part of me wishes Nadia were starting kgarten in the fall. She’s ready, on so many levels…except for the one about mama being ready for her to grow up! Still don’t know how it’s happened- they are our BABIES!

    Anyhow, love the jellybean story but I think we’d better not ask how she knows what crayons taste like!

    And now I want to do N’s hair in piggytails tomorrow. :)

  9. I’m so very curious as to what you find/found out about in your conference. Hmm… At least they’re taking her education quite seriously.

    I’m also impressed that Miss Addie can count to 100. Sounds like she’s perfectly ready for Kindergarten to me. Now just to get mama ready!

  10. My Lord. I have some year 8s that can’t count to 100………….
    GREAT idea with the jellybeans. Obviously inferior quality tastewise however. Well, that’s what you get when you have to buy over 100 of them I guess ;-D
    Cheeks of heaven. Right there.

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