Have you seen Kindergarten/5th-grade bus buddies? The 5th graders are all proud and grown-up and heartbreakingly serious about their job. The kindergarteners look up at their buddies… literally.
Yesterday I stood in the kindergarten hallway at dismissal. I watched 5th graders escort their Kindergarten buddies to the bus, or pick up lines.
One duo – somehow with almost matching long blond curls was walking with determination. The fifth-grader had his arms spread out wide and was saying “I bet you’re wondering what is going on here, what is this huge thing I am carrying down the hall!”
The kindergartner said nothing.
The fifth-grader said, “It’s big because it’s made from my imagination!”
The kindergartner looked at his buddy, and then looked at the nurse’s office that they were passing.
He pointed at the nurse’s door and said, “I’ve been in there!”
And with that. . they went on their way!