Nine Kindergartners on Their 1st Month of School

Now that I am old enough to have a hip that bothers me and curmudgeon-y things to say about people who loiter outside of 7-11, I look upon those too young to care about germs with tender admiration. They see the world from a knee-down perspective and yet they are always looking up. They have hopes and dreams and ambitions. They have stone-set opinions. They are far more definitive about what they want to eat for lunch than we will ever be, and their spongey brains are constantly learning about the world around them, which is exhausting. No wonder they always need naps. Except they never nap! They run around like wild turkeys, backpacks the size of their entire bodies catching wind like those parachutes that athletes in Nike and Gatorade commercials use to create resistance. Not to mention they harbor a surplus of creativity and imagination. Sigh.

As such — and because it’s the end of BACK TO SCHOOL MONTH, hello, hi! — I asked a bunch of kindergartners, a first grader and a few pre-K kids (with the instrumental help of their parents, friends and family) about their first month of school.

Click through, have a Goldfish cracker and enjoy!


Amelia Diamond

Amelia Diamond

Amelia Diamond is a writer, creative consultant, and Man Repeller alumnus living in New York City.

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