The Don

Leaving Josh at play school is pretty gut wrenching. He loves going (twice a week now), but when you say goodbye and leave the room, he just stands there. He looks like a lost little orphan – lonely, helpless and with no friends.

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But it’s not true. I think he is The Don, The Enforcer, King of the Hill. He is one of the youngest in his class but also one of the biggest.

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All the kids know his name, even the kids in the class above his. They all know me too and I’ve only been there twice! They know his sister who is two classes below him. When he arrives in the morning, they all say hello to him and when he leaves, they all say good bye.

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Nobody argues or fights or pushes him. I reckon he carries a hit list in his pocket, just in case somebody crosses him.

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So I don’t reckon he is the lost orphan that he seems. More like a Don looking out over his mob, making sure nobody is stepping out of line.

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Reminds me of a scene from a famous movie:

Don Corleone: How’s your boy?
Michael: He’s good.
Don Corleone: You know, he looks more like you every day.
Michael: He’s smarter than I am. Three years old, and he can already read the funny papers.
Don Corleone: [laughs] Read the funny papers…

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12 thoughts on “The Don

    Anonymous

    (1 January 1970 - 11:00)

    Grant Smith

    (26 November 2009 - 00:00)

    I know the feeling

    Melinda Rollinson

    (26 November 2009 - 00:00)

    I also know the feeling, breaks my heart everytime!

    Rowena Robinson

    (26 November 2009 - 00:00)

    Aaaaaawwww brought a tear and a sadness to my heart reading this… I so know the feeling too!! Altho u know they love it it doesnt change that feeling of seeing their vulnerability as u initially say goodbye!

    Grant

    (26 November 2009 - 23:39)

    I know the f

    Melinda

    (27 November 2009 - 01:15)

    I also know the feeling, breaks my heart ever

    Rowena

    (27 November 2009 - 02:53)

    Aaaaaawwww brought a tear and a sadness to my heart reading this… I so know the feeling too!! Altho u know they love it it doesnt change that feeling of seeing their vulnerability as u initially say goo

    Kim aka Lucy

    (27 November 2009 - 18:06)

    Funny you write this, I actually had to ask Felicity’s day care yesterday if she actually plays with any of the kids and what she is like socially as when I drop her off she’s so quiet, barely looks me in the eye and then sits with the other kids but not to close and up the back. I was beginning to think she was the odd one out. They assured me that she takes about 5 mins to warm up then she is fine. Plays in small groups of kids though but better than by herself!. Still did have me thinking though am I doing the right thing by her and maybe she’s not ready…..but I think she is just like her dad, nice and quiet!

    Emm

    (30 November 2009 - 06:28)

    Awww, that is adorable! It is lovely when kids are so confident and self-assured.

    6000

    (30 November 2009 - 20:03)

    Mine is the opposite. Alex has done 17 different things between me saying goodbye to him and actually getting to the door. It’s going to be very difficult, but after 2 years of playschool, he’s in his last couple of weeks now. He starts “real school” – uniform and all – in Jan and will be at the same place til he’s 18!

    Del

    (1 December 2009 - 13:59)

    @6k: Rondebosch? Wynberg? We’ve got another year before ‘real’ school. Next year is ‘4 year old kinder’, then prep, then year 1.

    Terri

    (4 December 2009 - 08:41)

    LOL! I can just picture it 🙂

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