Saturday, September 6, 2008

The Kissing Hand, and a shiner!

Shane created a poster with his hand print,
and a poem,
along with a drawing of our family...(in a bus)
-- from the Book called The Kissing Hand : Chester Raccoon doesn't want to go to school--he wants to stay home with his mother. She assures him that he'll love school--with its promise of new friends, new toys, and new books. Even better, she has a special secret that's been in the family for years--the Kissing Hand. This secret, she tells him, will make school seem as cozy as home. She takes her son's hand, spreads his tiny fingers into a fan and kisses his palm--smack dab in the middle: "Chester felt his mother's kiss rush from his hand, up his arm, and into his heart." Whenever he feels lonely at school, all he has to do is press his hand to his cheek to feel the warmth of his mother's kiss. Chester is so pleased with his Kissing Hand that he--in a genuinely touching moment--gives his mom a Kissing Hand, too, to comfort her when he is away. Audrey Penn's The Kissing Hand, published by the Child Welfare League of America, is just the right book for any child taking that fledgling plunge into preschool--or for any youngster who is temporarily separated from home or loved ones. The rough but endearing raccoon illustrations are as satisfying and soothing for anxious children as the simple story. (Ages 5 and older) --Karin Snelson

Shane and Jessica were playing outside with a Frisbee and Jessica ...."accidentally" hit her brother in the nose with the Frisbee! so, Shane seems to have a shiner!

What a long first week of school... ---
On another note, This Friday was the first time I have gotten to grocery shop all by myself-- since both of the kids were in school-- That was such a odd experience... I was alone for almost 4 hours-- I got my hair cut-- and my eyebrows waxed--OUCH-- (I also have a nice rash above my eyebrows!) But, I feel like I might be able to get some things done in the next few weeks, sewing,cleaning, organizing etc!


Kristi said...

I had never heard of that book before and BOTH kids studied it their first day of school...preschool and first grade. I thought it was funny for such different ages to study the same book on the same day. Maybe I should look into getting that book.

hennhouse said...

Oh his adorable, ornery smile!