Thursday, September 10, 2015

A First, First Day of School

Yesterday was the first day of school for New York kids, and it marked a special milestone for our family: Alice's first day in public school.


Thanks to the city's new universal pre-K program, Alice is going to school full-time at no charge. What's not to like? (Other than saying goodbye to your sister each morning.)


Elliot, meanwhile, is an old-hand and knew what to expect. I couldn't even persuade him to wear a collared shirt.

"All the other boys will be there in their top hats and tails," I said.

"You know kids don't really dress like that...right, Dad?" (He seemed genuinely concerned that I did not know this.)


Once again, I commemorated the special day with a 15-second recap — my new favorite film genre.