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Hold on to your hats (and your hearts) because this is a school photo of Jackie. He’s 5 and he’s nearing the end of a wonderful year of preschool, if you can believe it. He goes three afternoons a week and I’ve been picking him up on Fridays since last September and that is just as fun as it sounds.
Sometimes we run errands or make special trips to the candy store or the library but usually we just come back to my house and hang out. The first order of business is a snack, of course. Grapes are a big hit, as is American cheese and Ritz crackers. Sometimes we have fun snacks (last week it was Drumsticks because I told him the previous week about walking to the corner store for a Nutty Buddy [locally made and no longer available] with my Nana when I was little and he wanted to try them) but generally speaking Jack is not a kid who loves ice cream.
We often play Mario Kart and he generally beats me. We sometimes play with Magna-Tiles and I wouldn’t be surprised at all if architecture is in his future because he loves to build houses and frequently asks what I’d like in my dream house. He’s a great little conversationalist, which is a big Julius trait, and he loves candy, which is another big Julius trait. When Dale gets home they do things together in the backyard. Jackie recently asked me why Grampa loves to be outside so much and I said it’s just who he is.
Next September he’ll be starting kindergarten and riding the big bus so he won’t need me to pick him up anymore. That just makes me cherish these last few weeks of pick ups all the more