Today is our son Theo’s last day of summer break before he enters 5th grade. It is hard to believe that in a few months he will have completed his 6 years of elementary school and will be preparing to embark on the next stage of his education. It’s a cliché, but the years really do speed by. It certainly doesn’t seem like almost eight years since he started preschool, one day after his second birthday. We have many fond memories of Lyric Preschool, its owner and principal Mr. Curtis, the kind teachers of many ethnic backgrounds, the diverse holidays they celebrated, the varied menu the kids enjoyed, the mouth-watering smells that wafted out of the kitchen (Mr. Curtis loves to cook), and the fabulous performances the kids put on at the end of every year. Though it drove me crazy every day after I brought him home from preschool, now I even fondly remember all the sand I had to pour out of his shoes. The kids always seemed to have such a blast playing in that sandy yard.