So I thought I'd reserve my comments on our new roommate until things settled in to a regular routine. If you need catch up, my brother Tyler has moved in while he goes to Saint Cloud State University. As far as I can tell, a well-put-together teenager is a breath of fresh air compared to my all-or-nothing three-year-old. Sadly I have nothing dramatic to report.
There was a bit of drama however last night during the "off to school night" at Axels new preschool. One of the tasks on our "get to know your classroom" scavenger hunt was to think of a name for the class fish. Being the first people in the classroom, I happened to notice that the Beta fish wasn't presenting in prime shape. In fact, I was 100% sure that he was 100% dead. Immediately I alerted the teacher in order to spare the nearly 30 preschoolers the pain of naming an expired fish. The teacher, brushing me off said, "I'm sure he's fine, I just picked him up this morning."
Axel honed in on the dead fish immediately. "He's stuck," and ultimately, "I think that fish died." Quickly I diverted his attention to the Lego table in hopes that he wouldn't be the spoiler...the "there is no Santa Claus" kid.
The kids came up with plenty of names for the fish, some of them endearing and some of them after themselves. Kids are hilarious that way. Jahred and I wrote Axels selection on the sheet just to give the teacher a chuckle at the burial, surely to follow the chaos of the open house. We thought his name should be "Flush."
Hopefully when the kids show up next Wednesday for their first official day, Flush will be looking dapper in a bright shade of purple, at least I hope one of his relatives from the pet store shows up.
Today after buying a few school supplies we took ourselves out to a deli to celebrate the upcoming school year. Have we finally found our "go to place" in our new hometown? I'm thinking so.
Now that's a deli sandwich. For the record, Jahred was only able to eat part of it.
My vegetarian pita. It was even more delicious than it looks.
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