May Amy #6: School time
Dear Amy at 5,
It’s safe to say that we really started to develop our personality around this time. Sure, we had our spunk before, but when you put us in awkward situations all of our spark shines. It’s also safe to tell you that we do not like being put on the spot, but we do get more used to that as time goes on. In this moment we look normal… but safe to say that soon after it was almost our turn and we freaked out and ran away.
This will happen a few times over the next few years. That’s okay. We’re also very shy, but quick to make friends. Kindergarten is a great time despite being one of the younger kids thanks to our November birthday. Our closest friend is named Jamie and he is pretty swell. Our other friends are Tyler (in the am class) and Damian, who also lives in our co-op and we play on the swings a lot. Jamie is definitely our favorite of the bunch because he will give us an awesome valentine with his picture in it.
Safe to say seems to be the recurring theme in this year, but it’s true that we will keep the photo that was in his valentine for a few years in our “Secret Keepins.” Yes that’s a thing. We definitely do not have the stuffy or the picture anymore, but we do have the old key for it and it is safe. I want to tell you that we stayed friends, but it was hard with us moving around and eventually we lost contact. Years later we will try to find him again, but it doesn’t work.
It isn’t any surprise that our favorite show at this time is Power Rangers. The original, not the weird spinoffs that will come much later. Our favorite is the Power Range who wears black, Mastodon, Zack Taylor. We get some pretty awesome Black Power Ranger gifts too: like gloves that make noises when we pretend to know karate.
Halloween this year consists of a family costume: Mom is a dog, Kenneth is a mouse, and we are a cat. It makes for some cute pictures but I can never find them when I need them. Speaking of getting dressed up – our cousins will come to visit and somehow we convince Colton to wear our favorite black dress with white polka dots. It has different colored buttons and a collar that is reversed. It was pretty funny until he got in trouble, but its a memory that we will hold onto for many years. My eyes are watering thinking about it, but lucky for you that you won’t have to worry about such things for a while.
This is getting too long for someone just learning to read – I still have one of our take home books… oops.