UPDATE: Adolfo has been YouTubed
Since i’ve been using my mom’s truck i’ve been picking up Adolfo from school every day and i love it. Now that the weather is more mild the extended day class in usually outside having recess. Adolfo is usually deeply involved in running when i arrive. He runs like a rhino: head down and without the ability to stop himself – a juggernaut.
These days, I approach the yard slowly and try to stay out of sight of Ms. C, who, as soon as she sees me, announces to Adolfo that i’ve arrived. His concentration broken, he catches sight of me, jettisons his interests, and bolts in my direction. As his dirty smiling face gets closer to me I find myself wishing i could have had just a few more moments to watch him play on his own; a few more moments to watch him interact with the other kids, but before i can think about it too much he slams into my chest laughing and i lift him into the air with a half turn.
I scribble my signature on the signout sheet and together we get his things and return to the car.
Linked movie file is 10mb – it’s as small as i could make his 5 minute book report
Today he gave his first oral book report. He was supposed to retell “The Boy and the Tigers”, an Indian tale (India) that he really likes from his Golden Books Treasury. When i hooked up the video camera to the computer and started importing it, there he was sitting in a chair retelling – in a rambling sort of way – The Pokey Little Puppy.
Today also happened to be Adolfo IV’s half birthday. Carol had to stay late for a meeting, so he and i went to the 59 Diner for his half birthday dinner and a chocolate milkshake. I’ll post the photobooth pictures tomorrow.