Lauren's kindergarten class likes to make books. They each color in a page, and when they are finished their teacher puts them into sleeves and then into a binder and sends them home. So far we've gotten about half a dozen of these things, on topics as diverse as what the kids were wearing that day to the field trip out to the pumpkin patch. Kim and I take turns filling out the comment page, and then we send them back.
The last book we got was about their favorite activities in kindergarten.
Most of the kids put down things like playing in the loft, playing with their friends (one girl, who came to Lauren's birthday party, even put down playing with Lauren), or playing bingo. I have this image of a group of 5-year-olds sitting quietly in rows, wearing green visors and holding large permanent markers, waiting to pounce on G-57. You can't start bingo too early, I always say.
Lauren's entry? She likes to read. She even drew a picture of a shelf full of books.
I am so, so proud.
"I would be the most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves." - Anna Quindlan