Today was William's first meeting with his new teacher, Mrs. Leonard. Though I attended with him, I was quickly shuffled into the corner to fill out forms while William was assessed on his drawing skills, his knowledge of letters and numbers, and his coloured-bear sorting ability. I think he did well and Mrs. L agreed, but William was disappointed that he only got to "do boring stuff". Next week, he was promised, there will be playing and there will be other kids. Man, I wish I was going to junior kindergarten, it sounds like a blast.
After we got home, I tried to discuss the visit with my son. I couldn't observe everything he and the teacher were doing and was curious.
"I just don't remember!" William exclaimed.
"But it was only twenty minutes ago," said I.
Shades of years to come.