Sunday, September 25, 2011

The many faces (and demands) of Danny

Danny is very focused at mealtimes on getting what he wants. The word "please" we are still working on. He seems to think being very cute will carry him far enough to avoid it altogether. 

Our K-Star!

Since the start of kindergarten, Gavin has been counting down the days until his turn to be the "K-Star" in his classroom. Since his last name comes toward the end of the alphabet, he's been waiting awhile.

His job was to fill out a special poster that includes things like his height (46 1/2 inches), weight (50 pounds), things he likes to do (swim in the pool), his favorite place (Florida) and a picture he drew of his family and his friends.

The most challenging section was called, "What I wish for."

Gavin thought long and hard about this. First he proposed one I am sure most kids have come up with:

"I want every day to be Christmas."

From there, he considered a wish that I can only assume was inspired by recent repeated viewings of the movie, Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs:

"I want it to rain crackers."

Finally, he honed in on his final answer, which when you consider the fact that he is a 5-year-old boy, is not a surprising choice:

"I want our house to be full of dinosaurs."

So, here we are, the night before his big K-Star day and Gav is having more than a little bit of a hard time falling asleep. Is it because he can't wait to share himself with his class, or is it because he thinks his wish might come true?