Pre-K today, Harvard tomorrow

Isabelle started Pre-K today. My firstborn. My precocious, crazy child.

Isabelle chose her outfit for today. She says these pants are “jazzy”. That’s my girl.

She has inherited the Kailholz gene of tossing her head to the side when a picture is taken.

I don’t know what we did right, but Isabelle loves school, doesn’t cry or whine or cling. She strutted in there today like she owns the place.

She patiently waited in her cubby for class to begin. And when I said I was leaving, she said, “Bye, Mommy” and went on with a craft. Humph. I have drilled independence into her head from day one, so I shouldn’t be surprised when she turns away and doesn’t need me. I’m proud of her.

While picking up medical forms at the pediatrician’s office, I saw a stray cat. He came over and loved on me, I took him over to the car to show Isabelle (Lorelei was asleep) and that cat climbed into Isabelle’s lap and we brought him home. I am not planning on keeping him (Hear that? That’s a big sigh of relief from my in-laws) so I am putting his picture up here so that any one in the area can check him out. Nancy, want a cat?

He’s sweet and calm. But he’s not thrilled with Nellie or the other cats. He’s found a nice hiding spot between our washer and dryer. He has beautiful markings…his chin is black, making him look like he is smirking. Any takers?


15 Responses to “Pre-K today, Harvard tomorrow”

  1. NatureWoman Says:

    These are very nice photos of Isabelle – she sounds like she is well adjusted!
    Ohhh, if only I lived near you, I would say ‘yes’ to that pretty kitty.

  2. Susan Gets Native Says:

    I would be willing to stick him in a box and ship him up to you!

  3. cat-weary husband Says:

    Naturewoman, what state are you in, because if you’re anywhere semi-close (300 miles? maybe 400), I’ll drive the pretty kitty over to you. We already have four cats! Somebody, please, take this wonderful cat off our hands before Susan takes a photo of me in a straitjacket and posts it on her blog.

  4. LauraHinNJ Says:

    You don’t even sound a little sad – good for you!

    I wish the ladies I work with could learn some independence – a few have sent their kids off to college and are in hysterics daily.

  5. Juliabohemian Says:

    I can’t believe your daughter used the word “jazzy”

    you are so keeping that cat.

  6. Wong Way's Oriental Restaurant Says:

    I would love your cat. Would be you so kind as shipping this delicacy to me?

    Thanking you.

  7. Jess Riley Says:

    Oh my gosh, I can’t come up with anything to follow that last comment. I’m plum tapped out.

    I love that Isabelle called her pants “jazzy!” πŸ™‚

  8. Shannon Says:

    Susan who are you kidding??? Welcome new pretty kitty to the Kailholz-Williams household.

  9. Julie Zickefoose Says:

    I think Wong Way’s is run by your father-in-law Jim, when he’s not herding yaks. We had a b & w cat show up in our yard today too, beautiful, but very much unwelcome. Not about to install him between my washer and dryer! They’re always toms; they always pee under the bedroom window, because hey, the last tom here did that too. Cats. Pfffttth.Piles of feathers in the yard, that’s what they’re good for. Geoff, stick to yer gunz!

  10. Lynne Says:

    Isabelle looks like a jazzy, blonde Susan!

  11. -llm. Says:

    Hope Isabelle had a great day in Preschool.

    As for the cat — utterly adorable and I’m hardly allergic to cats at all — over the Internet! πŸ™‚

  12. Am I still Anonymous Says:

    I think my restaurant cover has been blown.

    Time to kick-back, relax and listen to that old favorite, The Coasters’ rendition of the Mongolian National Anthem: Yakety Yak

  13. Michelle Says:

    Don’t they look so small with their backpacks? I was the one that cried when I had to leave Morgan on her first day of school πŸ™‚ Isabelle is a doll and tell her I think her pants are “jazzy” too!

    Ooooh what a pretty cat. No I don’t want one LOL.

  14. Julie Zickefoose Says:

    Hey…you wouldn’t have an alias of Not-Quite-Anonymous, would you? I’m beginning to piece things together here. Found a yak dropping in my yard…

  15. Susan Gets Native Says:

    Julie….take care…Not-so-Anonymous is also irrationally fond of weasels and wildebeasts.
    Case in point: When Isabelle was a baby, he bought her a stuffed weasel.
    “Baby’s First Weasel”!

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