Not every kid dreads going back to school. For Austin’s Kevin Rodriguez, “excited” doesn’t even cover it.
The fourth-grader stopped to chat with FOX 7 before starting at Rodriguez Elementary earlier this week and, when asked why he was so excited to return to school, nearly immediately launched into an abridged version of his life plan. “Because I’m going to fourth grade, and after that I’m going to fifth, and I’m going to college.”
Kevin’s more immediate concerns, like most kids his age, lie with making friends. “I’m hoping I can make more friends than just one,” he told FOX 7. He also expressed his frustration at his mom, who “thinks I’m a baby so I can’t walk to school sometimes.”
To all the kids returning to school this week, from the American-Statesman (and Kevin), “Hello students!”