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We Did It!!

March 17, 2009

Thank you all so much for the encouragement. We survived the first day of preschool!

The Big One had a great time. Yes, I knew she would, it was just me getting over the fear of it all. There were no accidents, no fighting that I am aware of and well, yes she is a bossy one!

Actually according to her teacher, she is quite the little “helper.” Translation she was the tattle-tale making sure that Ms Jessica knew who was running when they weren’t supposed to be, who was going past the “stop line” outside and who was not listening.

I suppose it’s better that she listened to and understood all the rules rather than being the kid who didn’t listen to the rules. Hopefully in time the tattling will slow down! We’ll be working on that at home.

There were no tears from the Big One. The Little One on the other hand had a tough time leaving her sister.

It was really quite sad. I had to pick up the Little One and carry her outside. Once outside, she asked to be put down so she could walk. I set her down and she ran back to the door and just stood there crying, “Sissy! Sissy! Sissy!” It truly was the saddest thing I’ve seen in a very long time.

I did pretty well. I think I would have been perfectly fine if the Little One hadn’t been so sad. I teared up a bit, but quickly gained my composure so that I could calm the Little One down.

When we went back to get the Big One, the kids were sitting in a circle reading a story. The Little One ran over and, threw her arms around her sister and exclaimed, “Found her!!” It was very cute. A bit disruptive to the story, but very cute nonetheless.

As Dora would say, “We did it!! Lo Hicimos!!”

5 Comments leave one →
  1. Caitlin permalink
    March 17, 2009 2:31 pm

    Glad to hear it went so well for her! Connor didn’t want his brother to go to school either and he can’t wait for him to get home everyday it is the sweetest thing! However when they are together they can’t stand each other, go figuire! Keegan said to me on his first day of school since i won’t be home anymore mom will watch out for my brother! I am sure things will get easier for everyone the more days she goes!

  2. March 17, 2009 2:41 pm

    You did it Joycie! I had/have a bossy one, too, and so far it’s been ok – at least you know they aren’t getting themselves in trouble by breaking the rules :). Now start preparing yourself for the heartbreak of Kindergarten, that is the really tough one.

  3. Grandma permalink
    March 17, 2009 3:12 pm

    Yeah!!!! see Sunday was just the right timing to get things going. I’m so sorry little one took it so bad.

  4. Bridget permalink
    March 17, 2009 8:00 pm

    Yay! congrats on the wonderful first day! I remember when Elizabeth started preschool, Katherine was devastated that she had to leave the school, not because she cared all that much about her sister mind you, but because the school had such great toys and such. I truly cant wait to see the joy on her face for the first day of school for herself. We drive by the church where the school is and she’ll tell me every time “There’s my K4 preschool for big girls and in September I can go and have a teacher of my all my own and play with all the boys and girls!” She cant wait, and now I’m almost a little sad we have to wait until September! She wants to go NOW NOW NOW!

  5. March 18, 2009 11:34 am

    awww Sissy! That is so bittersweet. 🙂 From a rule-follower, yayyy for the Big One! 😉

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