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Aspirations of a fifth grader

The setting: yesterday after school, with only three weeks of elementary school to go, then on to middle school.

Christopher: I'm so excited about next year.
Mom: Why?
Christopher: Well, for two reasons. I get to ride the bus AND I get to have homework!

I'm posting this on my blog, just so I can remind him of what he said next fall when he starts to complain about one or both of these big moments that he's anticipating. That, and he was just so cute and excited about it when he was telling me. He's grown 3/4 of an inch in two months.


Wait a second, has he not had homework at all before now?? My kindergartener had homework last year. Which sucked so bad. They should wait so the kids can be excited about it, see?!

Love the new blog layout, btw!
Callisto said…
Good for him! He'll be doubting he ever said those words once he gets to college.
Happy The Man said…
Yeah, I'm with mommy, no homework in grades 1-5? That's just not fair...

I always looked forward to school each year, but not at the end of the year, at the beginning, and not for homework and buses but for friends and dare I admit, pretty girls (always hopeful anyway, even as a little lad). Had a crush on my first grade teacher too, she was single...

It will definitely help Christopher's outlook with such a positive attitude and upbeat disposition. But good thing you captured it just the same :)
cute new blog by the way! i'm glad he's excited for homework! i hope it lasts a long time!! and I can't believe how big Christopher is getting. Everytime I see him he is taller and taller!!
Kellie said…
So sweet. I wish I could ride the bus and do homework. Okay not really, but truly, that IS something to be excited about.
Linda said…
Gosh, it just makes me want to hop on a plane so I can give him a big ol' hug. What a doll!!!

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