September 3, 2012


It was a great Labor Day. I primed the Cat Disaster Area, took a nap, had a meeting with Deborah and then she fed us, then painted a bit more. Unfortunately, I sat on the lid of the primer can, so I have paint on my behind. You are welcome for my not posting a photo.

I didn’t take any photos, so here are some blasts from the past – Lloyd and I as kindergarteners:

Lloyd is standing with his sister Christina, and he is probably really rubbing it in that he is going to school but she is staying home. Big brothers are like that. Look at her ignore him and smile like a champ. Little sisters are like that.

I could be projecting here.

His grandma made that bag.

This is my class photo in kindergarten. Look at all those smiling kids. Look at all the aides! Our school district must have been rich. I was in the afternoon group. That’s me – second row, fourth from the right, green dress with rick-rack. I had my rag curls goin’ on. Oh, how I wanted curly hair.

We were standing outside the principal's office.

See the following example:

Smile, kid! Smile! Whatever. *click*

Speaking of curls, I have to show you Nanette, the funniest person I ever knew. Check out the hair, combined with the shirt:

curly girly

Far left, true to herself. I can just see her mom spending all that time getting her hair curled and piled on her head like a bride, and Nanette insisting on jeans and a t-shirt. Tomboy to the core, that’s her.

Oh, that boy in the yellow and black striped bumblebee shirt in front of me? I’m pretty sure that’s Rusty Rice.

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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5 Responses to “Kindergarten”

  1. Brad Said on:

    Hehe… When I googled “rag curls”, I found out they are in “Little House on the Prairie”. Were you already a disciple of that show in kindergarten?


  2. Kristi Said on:

    The blue sneakers with the thick shoe laces to tie -- good times.


  3. Peggy Said on:

    Did you have to wear culers to bed to get the curl? Whenever my mom curled my hair, I had to where those pink spongey rollers. I hated it….it made it hard to sleep.

    I also had to wear dresses to school until 5th grade. It was the rules. It’s odd to think that I lived in an era like that. When I was in 5th grade, they started allowing girls to where pants to school everyday.

    You & Lloyd are adorable by the way!


    • Lauren Said on:

      Yes, I have vague memories of wearing curlers to bed, and one horrible kindergarten memory -- mostly blacked out -- of having to wear curlers once to school. Our family was going somewhere and I needed to look more curly.


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