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Day Two
Skylar had her second day of kindergarten at Manzanita today. It went even better than the first!

This morning it was raining, oddly. By the time we had dropped Skylar off it was really coming down. The weather made for a pleasant change of pace, though.

When we picked her up at 4pm, she was swinging very high on the big kids' playground, unfazed by the heat:

You can see "New Silver" in the background, set nicely against the gorgeous western end of the Catalina Range. Man, what a great location for a school!

After realizing she was thirsty, Skylar and her hot-in-every-sense mother proceeded in pleasingly symmetrical fashion -- that's one of the Bean's many new dresses that her Papa purchased for her -- towards the outbuilding where the morning and afternoon supplemental programs are located:

Then we said hi to Miss Leslie, Skylar's Kinder Plus teacher, and settled in while the happy five-year-old completed coloring her pattern:

Skylar loves that sort of thing. And she loves her new school!

Mode: delighted
Muse: A Jeff Tweedy live bootleg on the living room stereo

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From: (Anonymous) Date: August 13th, 2004 05:11 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

skylar's dress

I really like Skylar's dress. Good choice, dad.
But where are her leggings or pants under the
dress? I thought Skylar believes that dresses
need pants of some sort underneath. And does
this no pants thing have anything to do with
now being in Real school?
I am also curious about the yellow patch.
Is this a stick on tag of some sort or part
of the dress? I am hoping that it is sewn on
the dress. I like it under the flower.
By the way, I used to work for Catalina Foothills
Care after-school-program and supervise little kids
in that very playground...
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: August 14th, 2004 03:57 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

Re: skylar's dress

Very observant. It does look like there are no pants underneath. But there were, in fact, her usual summertime shorts. You just can't see them.

Sadly, the yellow patch was a name tag. Sadder still, I can't claim credit for the dress: "papa" refers to her grandfather on her mother's side (Kim's stepfather).

I feel like Gregers Werle, the great demystifier of Ibsen's The Wild Duck. (Search my name +Wild Duck and you can read all about my high school hell).

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