12 June 2013

by jkatejohnston

Dear Max,

Enzo told us that on Funniest Pets & People, he saw a man crush a soda can between his butt cheeks.

“Were they bare?”


“On TV?”


“Mama Kate is totally jealous right now.”

He looked completely amused, but I couldn’t tell if he was amused by the amazing performance or by fooling us.

Teresa just walked by and said, “Dear Max, can you crush a beer can between your butt cheeks?”

“Are you asking can it be done or if Max can do it.”

“If Max can do it.”


Tomorrow is the last day of kindergarten. Last week Enzo brought home his rainboots and spare clothes. Yesterday he brought home the slippers that he wears in the classroom. We got a letter letting us know who his first grade teacher will be. This has been a matter of feverish speculation. The parents want the old, good teacher not the brand new one, and the kids want to be with their friends. Since they stay with the same teacher all the way through 8th grade, it’s a big, big deal.

We got Ms. Bento, the new teacher. So did Isaac and Keelan, and we’re waiting to hear about Quixli and Magnus. I’m hoping they gave her all the good kids since she’s new and needs all the help she can get.

Teresa is sadder about the end of kindergarten than I am. She’s been in the classroom at least one day a week for the last two years. When she left for her walk this morning she said, “If I never come back does that mean kindergarten will never have to end?”