It's been 19 years, she should have changed more than this.
Here is Mrs. Bimat back in 1991 with Tyler, my youngest son.
So of course this put me on the hunt for his kindergarten memories.
Look what I found
With Cindy and Katie, who both lived on our block at the time.
A few months ago when I was outside emptying the garbage,
I saw Cindy and her Mom driving by their old house.
Turns out Cindy is married now and expecting her first baby.
I found also something Tyler said to his teacher 19 years ago, and she wrote it down:
This makes me feel incredibly guilty now.
We did get Tyler glasses but it was not till years later.
I had no idea he needed them back then.
Tyler's self portrait.
He was sure a colorful little boy.
Some interesting facts (at least to me):
1. Tyler lost more teeth in kindergarten than anyone in his class.
2. He was in the very first kindergarten class of Redbank Elementary school.
3. Out of the 4 kindergartens at his school, Tyler was the only one that year who had perfect attendance.
4. Three of Tyler's elementary teachers married the school janitor. Not the same janitor.
And this is how I remember Tyler in 1991.
He looked so little in that big school.
Every day he would get out of the car, walk a ways, then stop and turn around and look at me one last time, then continue on.
It ripped at my heart every time.
So glad he found Karen and they lived happily ever after.