Thursday, May 19, 2005
By Linda Jones
Tuesday morning our baby granddaughter gave me Schoolhouse Rock lessons all the way to school.
The baby (maybe I should start calling her the youngest?) graduated from kindergarten at Marshall Academy Tuesday night, so on the trip in to a half-day at school, mostly for rehearsal, she was very excited (to say the least).
For a while, she sang all about skeletons and how its your frame. I learned all about how the legbone is connected to the fie bone and how knees work. All set to Schoolhouse Rock tunes.
Then we progressed on to the nerbus system. Your brain sends telegrams to all your body parts telling you to get your hand off the stove, its hot! And your spine holds it all in place. What all, Im not sure, but whatever it is, your spine holds it there!
When my kids were growing up, Schoolhouse Rock was one of the best things on television.
To this day, Conjunction junction, whats your function runs through my head regularly.
Together with my children, I learned how a bill (Im just a bill, just a regular bill) goes through the legislative system and becomes a law. So I can thank Schoolhouse Rock for teaching me lessons that I needed as an adult and especially working at a newspaper.
(Now, I bet youre singing it in your head also!)
Along with kindergarten graduation, weve also had spring dance recital to contend with.
The recital itself is always fun. You get to sit in a dark auditorium and admire all the wonderful little bitty girls out there dancing strictly to their own tune its certainly not to the music thats playing.
My favorites are always the really little ones and this year, as always, they didnt fail me.
The three-old-olds were priceless. One little one stood at the end of the line and mostly just wiggled and bounced to her tune. My favorite was a little blonde girl next to her that Ive never seen when she wasnt smiley all the way across her face.
She smiled and danced and blew kisses to her dad and waved and was so happy she made everyone else happy.
Oh, Binky and her class were really good! And the older girls were spectacular, as always.
Just not quite as much fun...
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