Monday, August 30, 2010

First Day of 3 Year Old Preschool

My little girl just didn't seem quite so little this morning! It was our first day of preschool. Megan picked out her dress and donned her new flashing school shoes and was armed with her backpack and new Princess lunchbox. But right before we left she grabbed Snowball and Blankie for a little moral support - a reminder that my baby is still my baby!!!!She was excited to meet her new teachers - Ms. Theresa and Ms. Mary Kay. In the 3 year old preschool, I just drop her off in the car pool lane (last year I walked her in). That's going to be great to not have to lug Nicole in and out of the car. It's just weird to think that I just drop her off and she goes in all by herself. BUT, today I walked her in because we missed open house last week so she hadn't been into the big building, didn't know where her classroom was, and didn't know her teachers. She was so excited, but I could tell she was also a little nervous. I was expecting a little resistance when I dropped her off - but she was a trooper. She had a moment of hesitation, but then grabbed 2 of the girls from her class last year (Elizabeth and Avalon) and they started a puppet show. We'll see how it goes tomorrow when I drop her off in carpool.

Today when I picked her up - she was all smiles!

I asked her what her favorite part of the day was and she said, "car church." It took me the trip home to realize that "car church" is when the 3 year olds go to sit in the church to wait for the mommies to come pick them up. How funny that that was the best part of the day. Then she remembered that she also really liked playing with Mr. Potato Head.
But the funniest "going home" story involved Megan's friend Macie. Macie and Megan are also church friends. They aren't in the same class - but evidently they got to hang out during "car church" (which is probably one of the reasons why it was her favorite part). Well Macie told Megan that she could come over for a playdate - but first she needed an invisible friend. Megan was telling me this and you could tell she was a bit puzzled as to why she needed an invisible friend and where to get one. Then she perked up and said, "hey, I don't need an invisible friend, I have an Elizabeth friend! I can just bring Elizabeth with me to Macie's house! Mommy will call Elizabeth's mommy and Macie's mommy to set up a playdate." I was grinning on the inside.


hmferrero said...

where are you guys & macie going? to the same place you go to church? that would be a long drive for sandy!!! for both of you actually with infants in tow.

Sandy P said...

Macie makes things up about her day. I really think 95% of what she tells me she is just making up. I might never know what is going on in her class.