Last week, my friend, Doris, shared this sweet picture making the rounds on Facebook. The caption was: “cutest back to school picture ever”.

I was reminded of the September Marshall was four years  old. That summer, he had added a stuffed animal to his collection: a frog that  he named “Hopfellow”. If you saw Marshall that summer, you saw Hopfellow.

September came, and with it, the beginning of Marshall’s school career. He attended a small preschool on Tuesday and Thursday mornings.  One of the rules was that no toys from home allowed at school. The children were to share the toys that the school provided.

Needless to say, Marshall was sad about leaving Hopfellow. So we came up with an idea:

In our living room, there was a chair near one of the front windows. We propped Hopfellow up on the back of the chair, so he could watch Marshall leave for school…..and be there waiting for him when he got back home.


~These Days Of Mine~


7 responses to “Sigh…

  1. What a cute name for a frog! I know Marshall must have enjoyed seeing him in the window when he came home from school.


  2. What a sweet memory! Made me all happy inside to read about that and to see that picture.

  3. That is the sweetest picture, a clever name for little boy to think of, and a loving solution fror among to have, with hopfellow in the window to greet him daily.
    Beautiful post, sweet memories.

  4. Aw, that is so sweet, it makes me want to cry! First the photo, then the cute story about Marshall and his Hopfellow, and then that adorable picture of Marshall on his way to preschool, all of it so endearing and then I think tomorrow our oldest grandchild goes to Kindergarten!! How can that be?? I think I will be crying big Nana tears as she hops on that school bus.

  5. Shirley Matthews Dunn

    Great treasured memories. I love the idea you came up with. Marshall has a loving Mother..

  6. Love both pictures – Toy Story figures seeing the fellow off to school and Marshall with Hopefellow! Seeing so many fresh faces at school last week makes me wonder who/what saw them off to school too. SWEET!

  7. a faithful companion, for sure !

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