I was visiting my mom's kindergarten class during writing time yesterday. One of the girls wanted to share her work with me. She wrote "I like Stuart." Why? I Don't know. What she should have written was "I like dogs." Why? Well, for one, she, in all seriousness, thinks she is a dog. For two, she drew a dog to accompany herself and Stuart. The best part is that the dog is wearing Sketchers. Blue ones. She (the writer/dog-girl) was pretty delighted that the dog had Sketchers on. This makes me chuckle.
As a side story note, at the beginning of the year, the kindergartners had to make handprints. Dog-girl came up with her fingers curled into fists, ready to go. She was confident in the knowledge that she doesn't have hands, but paws. Initially, she sounded like she was a few brain cells short of being human, which would probably qualify her as animal, which was what she was going for in the first place, but as time has passed, she has turned out to be very bright, very hilarious, and a little bit less dog than she was at the beginning of the year. Three cheers for the dog-girl!