Chloe’s Kite

Paul and I were so amazed at the first grade teachers at Chloe’s school.  A few weeks before school was out, they had Kite Day at school.

Imagine 3 classes of 1st graders — 20ish students in each class.  Each class has one teacher, plus Chloe’s special ed teacher and 3 or 4 aides.  If my math is correct, that means that the grown-ups were WAY out numbered.

Don’t know when you last flew a kite — or better yet flew a kite with a small child — but this whole idea did NOT sound like anything I wanted to be a part of.  I’m just sayin’.

The children were asked to bring a kite and a parent if they wanted to, and they spent the morning out in the school yard “flying” kites.  Imagine the scene!  Try to imagine how many of the kites actually ever got up in the air.

It was plenty windy.  But 60ish kids were all trying to fly kites in one field.  Imagine how many strings got tangled.  Imagine how many kites were accidentally let go.  Imagine how many tears were cried.

It makes me a little crazy to try to picture it.  I thankfully suckered Paul into attending Kite Day so I didn’t have to endure it.  He definitely earned the Daddy of the Year award that day!

He took photos.  It’s amazing to me that all the faces in the photos are smiling because I’m pretty sure I would’ve been bawling at Kite Day.  Again, I’m just sayin’.

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3 responses to this post.

  1. What a fun experience! Love Chloe with her princess kite.. too precious!


  2. Hi Kelly–looked for an email address on here, but couldn’t find one. Anyway, here’s that yahoo group I was talking about where people sell and search for used equipment and other medical things.
    Thought it might come in handy at some point.


    • Thanks, Jennifer! I joined the yahoo group this morning. I enjoyed chatting with you last night. Bless you in your decisions to stay home next year! Can’t wait to hear how it all goes. 🙂 See you at therapy sometime.


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