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Eagle Eye Guy

 My daughter's school has a program that encourages father's and male figures to participate in school by volunteering.  It used to be called "Eagle Eye Dad", but has been changed to Guy to be more inclusive. As soon as communication about the program came out, I signed up on the waiting list.  The program coordinator reached out to me and I got a day scheduled.  All I knew was that it would go from 7:30-11 on a Friday.  I was hopeful that I would get assigned to my daughter's room, but didn't know what it was that I would actually be doing.   Because I wasn't sure what I would be doing, I did not tell my daughter what I was doing.  I didn't want to build expectations in her mind that wouldn't be met.  The day-of, I left a bit earlier than normal and my wife walked my daughter to school at the normal time.   I checked in at the office and started helping in the car line, which was busier than normal thanks to the rain.  I got my itinerary and was h


It's hard to believe, but my daughter is starting kindergarten in less than a week.  She was in preschool two years ago.  Last year we had the ability to keep her home, so we spent the time going through a kindergarten curriculum of language arts and math with her.  I guess we figured if she wasn't going to get the social interaction of preschool, she might as well get the educational benefit. Now, she is going to drink from the firehose.  Our daughter is a bit shy to start, but warms up quickly.  I am excited to watch her grow and a bit worried about the fact that we are moving out of the phase of her life where her entire worldview is moderated by me and her mother.  She will now be exposed to other kids whose families have different values than ours.  I know it's not going to be anything crazy, I mean, these are the kids of our neighbors, but I fear this is when I start realizing that I am becoming old.  Or maybe I have until middle school before that. We did a "get