Wednesday, August 26, 2009

The Day the Earth Stood Still

On Monday, the solar system must have been in perfect alignment. No. That is not strong enough. All of the stars and galaxies must have been aligned as well. It was the day, the impossible happened.

Ainsley would not let us walk her to class. Being in Pre K now, she is much too big for that. The problem is that I am not. None the less, I let her walk about 40 paces in front of me and act like I am walking Graham to class. Thankfully, his classroom is right up the hall from hers and he is not nearly as independent. This system seems to work.

None the less, there I was on Monday morning, walking down the hallway with the Dudely. Ainsley was out in front, as expected, meandering down the hall. I could barely make her head and feet out above and below her light blue Tinkerbell backpack. As Graham was putting his backpack up I was approached by the Rogers. You know, the infamous ones. The parents of "Jermy" and "Zachawy Wogers". The had a huge smile on their faces.

It turned out that Heather started working at the upper campus. That meant it only made sense to have both of their boys at SCS. That meant Zachary Rogers was now at our school. I flashed my eyes down the hall. There I found little miss Ainsley Eames with the biggest smile I have ever seen on her face. It was true. Zachary Rogers was in her class. Yes, he was starting a week late in her class but, there he was in his little light blue shirt and his dark blue shorts.

In Ainsley terms, this was not only her best day but this may gone down as the best day in the history of the world.

I, on the other hand, am not quite sure how I feel. On one hand, I could not be happier for my daughter. After all, this is the love of her little life. On the other hand, this is my future son-in-law. He needs to be kept at a proper distance until he is at least 30.


It has begun.

Now my daughter thinks she has purpose.

1 comment:

Team Russi said...

Wow... if Ainsley's feelings of purpose are as strong as yours then you and your wife are in for the ride of your life with the boy business.

It sounds like Ainsley is having a terrific year!