Kindergartners Are The Best Ever

syd-and-her-dog-at-churchThis morning.

Sydney and I walked into her kindergarten classroom.  As we walked into their coat area, one little girl tapped my arm.

When she smiled, I could see she was missing a tooth.  She confirmed it,

“I lost my tooth.”

Me:  “I can see that.”

Her:  “The tooth fairy paid me a dollar for it.”

A boy:  “The tooth fairy paid me five dollars when I lost my tooth.”

Me:  Wow.   When I was little, I only received a quarter for a tooth.

Several kids:  “What?”

The little boy:  “I only have dollars in my piggy bank.  I don’t take change.”

Me:  Trying not to explode with laughter.

Syd:  “Nana, I need to tell you something.”

Me:  “Ok.”

p5Syd took me by the hand and led me to a corner, saying,

“Nana, I need to tell you something.  The tooth fairy is your parents . . . you know . . . Grandpa and Grandma Carlisle.”

Me:  “Oh.” 

(I’m relieved.  I thought maybe we were going to need time for a long talk.  Five-year-old Syd has more than once started a deep conversation when I’m headed out the door.)

Syd:  “Are you okay?”  Are you sad?”

Me:  “I’m good Syd.  Thank-you.” 

I said my usual words to her,

“Syd, make it a great day. I love you.”syd-and-us-color-2-1

Syd:  “Nana . . . they owe you money.”

Kindergartners are the best ever—Kerrie

Contact Information:
 Kerrie L. Palmer
1219 3rd St NW  Salem  97304
PO Box  5985 Salem OR 97304


Written by Kerrie Carlisle Palmer © 2017 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

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