Damn, I was dreading the first day of preschool.
Well, the first day of year two of preschool.
Dylan is a shy girl and I knew she would not immediately jive with being in new room with different teachers.
But that morning, she was surprisingly in good spirits.
But as we arrived at school, this carefree Saturday Night Fever girl vanished and my daughter Dylan clung to me and sobbed and begged me not to leave her. After two hours, I finally managed to extricate myself from her grasp and the building.
I just knew this day would suck.
But by pick-up, all was completely calm. And cupcakes seemed to be the ideal way to celebrate the conquering of all that newness and uncertainty.
And then it was my turn. As I headed off to a parents’ orientation at the school, Dyan remarked…
“You’re going out tonight?”
“Yes. I have that parents night at your preschool,” I replied.
“You should wear something prettier,” Dylan remarked.
“Really? This is a cute dress. I got a ton of compliments on this today,” I said.
“You should wear something prettier,” she insisted again.
“Like what?” I asked.
“Like your black shirt and white shorts.”
“Um. Ok. I’ll think about it.”
I wore the dress which was perfectly adorable. And not in a questionable way like that visor situation.
What does a very soon to be 4 year-old know about fashion anyway? Geez.
The orientation was pretty standard. We learned about their schedule like snack time, arts and crafts and an educational video during rest time. An educational video?
I just know they are watching old episodes of “Friends.” It’s a gut feeling but I’m pretty sure. I’m not going to make a big deal about it.
Speaking of friends, Dylan has certainly made one in her school mate and gal pal Ella.
mama bird notes:
Do you all remember when I was whisked off to Atlanta by the awesome Graco folks and treated like a mama rock star to help shoot their new car seat campaign? I sure do.
Well, the finished product, Ready for the Road Ahead, is here!! It gives you awesome information on all their car seats so you can actually figure out which one to buy, a very helpful tutorial on installing the car seat (my weakness) and helpful parenting tips from talented bloggers like Sheila from Xiaolin Mama, Joe from Joeprah and Vicky from The Mummy Chronicles.
Oh, and me.