Wednesday, October 01, 2008


The lunchroom at the office has an erasable white board, which often has probing questions like "Favorite Full House character?" and "Best Memory from the '80s." Being the dutiful and diligent worker I am, I recently scribed this question on the board:

Most important lesson from Kindergarten?

The responses:

* Do unto others as you would have others do unto you. (This person is clearly a product of the Catholic school system).
* Don't eat glue. (It's an acquired taste.)
* Don't run after boys. Let them run after you. (Is power-walking acceptable?)
* Mrs. Adelman doesn't like me. (Sadness.)
* Guinea pigs will die if you drop them. (2 out of 3)
* Wash your hands before you eat. (Over-rated.)
* Be nice.
* Never, ever, forget $.35 for a Jell-O pudding pop.

I learned that I'm, according to Mrs. Smith, dyslexic. She was wrong.

To answer honestly, thanks to P.J., I learned to tie my shoes, a skill that has served me well every day.

What is the most important lesson you learned in Kindergarten?


Beth B. said...

You don't have to throw away a pencil once its broken, you can resharpen it!

Heather said...

Never play 'Duck, Duck, Goose.' There's always a chance you'll be chasing a kid who never says 'goose.'