Kinder Gentler Garten

Submitted by ub on Wed, 08/09/2017 - 15:46

You know you're getting old when your grandson goes to his first day of Kindergarten. This preschool educational approach is traditionally based on playing, singing, practical activities such as drawing, and social interaction as part of the transition from home to school.

Parker and I enjoyed playing digital hide and seek over the summer, and when I sent him a text message, he quickly recorded a response saying... I can't read yet, GB. He calls me that, which is short for Grandpa BoB.

His grandmother, Rae Ann Yusta once pointed out that of all his four grandparents, I was the only one crazy enough to climb into the trampoline with him.

Coincidentally, the school's name is Tesoro, which is Spanish for Treasure and he certainly is my treasure. Their mascot is a tiger and according to my Chinese born wife, The Tiger is one of the 12-year cycles of world animals which appear in the Chinese zodiac related to the Chinese calendar. The Year of the Tiger is associated with the Earthly Branch symbol 寅. I too was born during the year of the tiger.

I love my treasured tiger and I hope he will soon be able to read lots of great books and write many others. He is the one on top and that is me many years ago at what could be my kindergarten graduation.

Good luck, learn lots and have fun, Parker... Love always, GB

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 08/09/2017 - 16:03


Parker looks like a kid who walked into his kindergarten classroom with confidence and standing tall, asking lots of questions, developing relationships with the teacher and with all the students.

I appreciate your kind words. My nephews and nieces, employees and students and friends call me UB, but that stands for Uncle BoB, so this is why my grandkids call me GB.