geoff, memories, photos, school

"teacher marks our height against the wall."

I start back to school tomorrow.
summer really flew this year- but i suppose i’m ready…clearly not as ready as i was on my very first day of school in 1992– seeing as how my outfit tomorrow will not be anywhere as cool as the one i’m rocking in the picture below.
{oh & my hair just won’t do the old “mushroom top” as well as it used to…}

{me & geoff, 1992}
first day of preschool.

in lieu of
my rekindled white stripes obsession
i’ve been listening to
this song a lot today.

it is so delightful.

We’re Going To Be Friends
-the white stripes-

Fall is here, hear the yell
back to school, ring the bell
brand new shoes, walking blues
climb the fence, books and pens
I can tell that we’re going to be friends

Walk with me, Suzy Lee
through the park and by the tree
we will rest upon the ground
and look at all the bugs we found
then safely walk to school
without a sound

Well here we are, no one else
we walked to school all by ourselves
there’s dirt on our uniforms
from chasing all the ants and worms
we clean up and now its time to learn

Numbers, letters, learn to spell
nouns, and books, and show and tell
at playtime we will throw the ball
back to class, through the hall
teacher marks our height
against the wall

And we don’t notice any time pass
we don’t notice anything
we sit side by side in every class
teacher thinks that I sound funny
but she likes the way you sing

Tonight I’ll dream while in my bed
when silly thoughts go through my head
about the bugs and alphabet
and when I wake tomorrow I’ll bet
that you and I will walk together again
cause I can tell that we’re going to be friends.



8 thoughts on “"teacher marks our height against the wall."

  1. I hope you have a wonderful first day back! I started a new semester of grad school and woke up with the butterflies last Monday, too…something about a fresh new beginning!


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