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After Dick accidently cleaned his rifle in class

he had to flee the scene on his homemade wind vehicle, the BreezeMachine as he affectionately called it. (Sadly he never copyrighted it.)

But Principal Churchill & the Crossing Guard Brigade gave good chase in their Model T. Unfortunately many more souls were lost at the one stop sign in town when their post was abandoned. At what cost this pursuit?

The Brigade found Dick building his own school where he would be
free to bear arms.

Now Pablo enjoys his freedom at Dick’s K-5 Elementary Rifle Range
and Finishing School. He hopes one day his younger brother Doodles will, too.

Yes, these are the other three photos in the series on the kindergarten hall.
Apparently, Heather said there is a true story that gets told on tour. We’ve actually taken the tour twice, but both times had to leave because it was taking too long. We had to get back to work or the sitter. Anyway, if you know it, share it. Otherwise I’ll have to ask Mr. C myself someday.

Can you top it? Anything more curious hanging in your school? Except for the gun and the homemade bomb these are not that weird, I guess.


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Cotton Candy, Apple Cider, or…?

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Beachcombers & Bobcats

First kindergarten field trip was a convenient jaunt to the beach. The kids were in two groups, scooters and joggers. Pablo was a jogger, but we have since procured a scooter for him which he has taken to quite nicely.

The field trip was my first chance to volunteer at school. I’m also going to be reading in the classroom next month. It’ll be a good opportunity to experience Pablo’s day first hand as information is usually parceled out in brief missives at this point.

Jefe: How was school today?
Pablo: Awesome.
Jefe: What did you do?
Pablo: I don’t remember. I’m hungry.

As the day goes on, information trickles down to me. It’s been fun to share with other parents because only together can we really create the whole picture of the school experience. Here are some shots from Beachcomber’s Day. And then read on for Bobcats.

waiting for somebody

rules rules rules

Pablo digs Beachcombers Day


Pablo scooted to soccer. His team is the Bobcats in the all cat named league. Another bullet dodged as we could have been vegetables or something lame like that fruity tee-ball league.

Pablo was the only one without shin guards. D’OH! My bad? He seems fired up about the project though, which is a good start. Pee Wee Soccer at the YMCA a couple years ago was a lot of dandelion picking in the middle in the field. Still the snack and juice pouch at the end of the game seem a major draw for most of the 5 year-old-boys. It’s the 6-year-old soccer girls to watch out for as they have some serious skills.
first practice first

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Kindergarten = awesome

After the first day of kindergarten, Pablo was kind of quiet. He was very hungry and not very talkative. He seemed a little shocked or possibly overwhelmed. We tried to ask him about it and he didn’t say much. A little later in the day he came to my office.

Pablo: Dad, remember that story about the boy who was afraid of kindergarten, but after the first day he said it was awesome?

Jefe: Yes, I do.

Pablo: It was awesome for me, too, Dad.

Retelling this to Mama was the closest I came to welling up with a tear or two today.

Smoke Jumper backpack

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