Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Yes, You Will Look At Pictures Of My Child!

I am a glass of lemonade made from the lemons that life gave you, the south end of a north-bound horse, both the windshield and the bug plus the Pope that is, in fact, Catholic. It's not you, it's me: I am a cliché, because all over Bloglandia float photos of wee kids wearing backpacks twice their size, the Great Migration called Back-to-School in full effect and caught on film then blogged ad nauseum. But as with many aspects of motherhood (for instance, cleaning off Zoey's face with a tissue I unceremoniously spit on), I simply cannot help myself. Here! Look at my daughter! NOW! Git in mah belly!

This time last year, first day of Pre-school:
One year later: today, first day of Pre-K.
Now I can almost hear you there thinking, what kind of cockamamie nonsense is Pre-K?! That's like a non-grade. Like step-aerobics or a title change without a raise. And I agreed with you until I did some research and found that Pre-K refers to the first formal academic classroom-based learning environment that a child customarily attends in order to prepare for the more didactic and academically intensive kindergarten. In other words, it means that Zoey has graduated from her pink cup at school to a purple one, which is apparently a pretty big fucking deal.
Hence the giddiness today when we took some pics before I took her to school.
Of course it could have also been the socks. God knows I get giddy when I wear giraffe socks.

Anyhoo, thanks for looking. I'll just be slinking back to my minivan now mumbling about the proximity of an apple's fall from a tree, mountains and Mohammed, and what exactly was that bear doing in the woods anyway?

16 comments:

kate said...

It's funny, I usually think Zoey looks spookily just like you, but in that first giraffe sock picture I could see your husband. Aren't genes cool? and those socks are the best ever. be sure to thank the universe frequently for the opportunity to enjoy girl clothes--at least the little pre-hussy ones. Boy clothes are so very very dull, back to school season bums me out!

Kate
(thehooligansmother)

shannon said...

She is beautiful, and there is nothing cliche about the way you call yourself a cliche.

sunshine said...

WOW! Happy 1st day of Pre-K for Zoey, she looks all grown up, love her giraffe socks, those are going to be a hit!

anita @ a dreamer's den said...

omg - she is so stinkin' cute.
so are the giraffe socks.

Robin said...

Cliche or no, I love to see Zoey photos...what a doll. And those socks? She is my fashion icon!

Happy Pre-K :)

Kendra plus 2 said...

I'm a Pre-K teacher (and yes, it rules LOL) and if one of my students came in wearng those rediculously cute giraffe socks, I would give her extra snack and push her on the swings at recess. I'm just sayin ....

Court said...

I can hardly handle how stinkin adorable your child is! SHE is TOO CUTE!!!!

Adorable pics!!!!

Happy first day of Pre K!

life, in small chunks said...

I cannot believe that I have just now found your blog. Love it. I had a few minutes so I went back to some older posts and read the open letter to Zoey. That so could have been me when my first daughter was younger. I wish I could tell you it'll get better (well, I guess it could be different for you - let's hope, right?), but like I've always told people, it doesn't get better, it just gets different! My sweet (bad ass/biotch)daughter is as smart and beautiful as they come, but unless I keep my lips firmly clamped together we can go at it, we two. Anyway...just wanted to say love that I found you blog and I'll be back for more. Karin

Cindy said...

I want her to marry my nephew, who also just started pre-K.

Even better: My son who is 9 because when they are old enough the 5-year age gap won't matter and you and I can be in the wedding photos together. Okaythanks.

I hate minivans.
xo

cassandra @ coco+kelley said...

soooo cute! she looks older and wiser, but still just as adorable and innocent as the day we met her. i love it when you share pics of zoey! hope you're well, beautiful! it's been a long time since i stopped by! xoxo

Anonymous said...

Where did you get those socks? I must have them!

Pink Wallpaper said...

she couldn't be any cuter!!

Simply Mel said...

cutest pre-k giraffe wearing sock girl EVER!

Only A Girl said...

Wow your child is gorgeous. I wonder if you, like me, both dread and eagerly anticipate the teen years when she will be too pretty for her own good.

sherri said...

those socks are knocking my socks off. she is again, as always, so damn cute. and i'm down w/pre-k as well.

bronwyn said...

Haha. I was just wondering to myself about pre k just before you mentioned it. My daughter's birthday does not fall into a month that would qualify her for pre k so it is a mystery to me. I try to work it out in my head and it just gives me a headache. So it's just one year of preschool and then straight to kindergarten for my girl.

Your girl is just so pretty. And I NEED those socks! Seriously.