Tuesday, August 21, 2012

First Day of Pre-School!

I'm not going to lie. I was nervous. I am "that" parent, and I admit it unabashedly. I was nervous about going to a new pre-school in a new town. We were so used to our old pre-school and Will would have had Bennett's old teachers this year and we adored them. At our new pre-school we had no choice but for Will to go 4 days a week. And he just turned 3. Bennett was only going 2 days a week when she turned 4.

I know, I know.... working Moms have had their kids in daycare 5 days a week since they were babies, kids do it all the time, it will be good for them, they can handle it..... I know. I have been told all of this repeatedly. But I was still sad. I chose to be a stay at home Mom and it has made things tight for us financially and hard for me personally, but it was a choice I made because I wanted to spend as much time as I could with my kids during their formative years. Sending my kids off to a new pre-school 4 days a week was something I had a hard time getting used to. But the day came, I survived, and it was a huge success. Answer to prayer.

I woke up early to get hot Krispy Kreme donuts for everyone which will be our first day of school tradition. Don't judge. Sending my kids off to a new school on a sugar high may not get me a Mom of the year award, but it gets them out of bed in good moods.

Heading out for new adventures

When I grow up, I want to be.....
My favorite food is: Quesadillas
My favorite thing to do is: Play dress up
When I grow up, I want to be: Everything 

My favorite food is: Pancakes
My favorite thing to do is: Go to fairs
When I grow up, I want to be: Daddy.

**Editor's note. He said that he wanted to be "nothing" the first 5 times we asked this question. Finally, he said he wanted to be Daddy. I guess that's better than nothing. Ha!**

Ready to go inside and meet our teachers

Bennett checking out Will's new digs

Saying good-bye is the hardest.

Prognosis: They both had great days! Bennett seemed a little shy, but warmed up to everyone and loved her teachers. Apparently Will hid behind an art easel and cried for 10 minutes because he got overwhelmed. The pre-school director had to come and get him to calm him down. Another kid called him a cry baby which made him very mad. He was still talking about that at dinner time. Oh, well. Lesson learned. Don't cry behind an art easel and kids won't call you a cry baby.

But this morning they were so excited to go to school. They chatted the whole way there and both ran in their rooms and hung up their backpacks and couldn't wait to begin the day.

I couldn't be more thankful for a wonderful school, kind teachers, and new friends. Change is hard, but good.

1 comment:

starnes family said...

Cute kids, cute outfits, success on the first day! Sugar high? Nothing wrong with that.