Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Tenny's First Day of School

Tennyson started pre-school today!  He was so excited to start school, and then he was so excited to tell us all about it when he was done.  His two memories of his first day: (1) "Ms. Jennifer got mad at me because I kept getting out of my chair;" and (2) "Daddy, we made a queue.  Do you know what a queue is, daddy?"  Our two thoughts about those experiences, respectively:  (1) Didn't see that coming; and (2) Oh my gosh, he's sooo cute!

We also had sort of an awakening:  after dozens of years of school, and only two years in between without homework assignments, we now have homework assignments again, and probably will for the next 20 years.  Ugh.  First homework assignment:  find a nice 5x7 picture of Tennyson to be displayed in his classroom throughout the school year.  Now you might think that this is a simple assignment, but rest assured that it was no easy task finding a picture of Tennyson that fit that description.  Particularly the "nice" part of the description.  The kid is certifiable.  We almost settled on a picture of him sleeping just so the other kids wouldn't make fun of him.  In the end, we think we found a picture that will avoid too much future harm and scarring.  In the meantime, here's a look at a couple pics that didn't make the cut:

We like to call this one: "If you're ever trying to decide between the markers and a ball for Tennyson's birthday, choose the ball."

And this one we refer to as "American Psychotic."

We sure do love our little schoolboy!


Anne said...

In the first picture, he looks like Jeremy, but in the second, like Suzanne (minus the psychotic battle cry thing). Either he is a very talented make up artist, or there is blood in the first picture. Which is it?

naomi megan. said...

these photos are so much fun! you do so well at catching him with the camera at the perfect moment. we love tennyson. he keeps us very entertained on sundays.