On Monday the kids started back to preschool. We were all a little nervous because of the change in routine AND because the kids are attending a new school. From the very first day, Coop did great! He has been in a school setting since he was eleven months old, so that was no big deal. The big deal for him (and Mama) is that he is now attending five days a week, when before he never attended more than three. He has expressed that he misses his friends from his old school and has asked to go to the "castle" school. I have had to adjust to this, because as his Mama I naturally want to ease any discomfort for him. Luckily he seems to like his teacher and he does already know one kid in his class. Also, this kid just has a good attitude!
|Coop, ready for school!|
Then there is Penny. This little girl, who is only two mind you, got off to a rocky start. She has only known her teacher and class from her old school, and she cried every morning that I left her this week. When I picked her up on Wednesday, her teacher said she did well, but that she cried for her baby a lot of the day. THAT I could fix! I sent Penny to school this morning with her favorite baby doll. I was a little worried that it would get lost and we CANNOT lose that baby, but I doubted she would ever let her go.
|When I called the kids to come get in the car to go to school, this is how Penny came to me. I let her go this way, hoping that giving her a little control would help her through the day.|
Here's to looking forward to Labor Day Weekend and an even better second week!