You started 3-day/week preschool this week! As much as I would rather have you stay at home with me, Tippi Toes needs more of my attention in order to be able to provide for you! We also think it would be beneficial for you to get some interaction with other kids your age and other adults. Not to mention, you will have fun!! At least that's what I've been telling myself...
The weeks leading up to your first day were killer and so fun at the same time. I wanted to soak up every minute with you and struggled with guilt about the whole situation. But I know that ultimately, we are doing this for you. So that you will grow and develop, so that we can be able to afford taking care of you (and future siblings for that matter!). I'm sure some will think I'm being overdramatic about 3-day/week preschool, but let them think it. It's a big deal when you're used to spending all day every day with the most precious love in your world.
Fast-forward to your first day. I wanted to be like all those other cute Moms and post pictures of you with a big happy smile and a chalkboard saying it was your first day. Mom fail on a few levels. I don't have a chalkboard and forgot to buy one. I am not the one taking you to school in the mornings because of coaching pom, and let's just be honest - Daddy's photography skills are not the best. I did leave the camera with him, but this is all we got.
A few other things of note... you LOVE the things you have to take to school - your backpack and Tink lunch box!
Your teachers asked us to make a poster about you so I have officially completed my first Mommy homework! I'm not gonna lie... I LOVED doing this for you. :)
You also made your first school art project! I have fridge artwork!! :)
Overall, it was a fabulous week. Every day when I picked you up and asked if you had a good day, you replied with an emphatic 2-syllable "Yeah!" I got so much work done that I never could have possibly completed with you at home, so I know we are doing the right thing! Daddy and I love you so much and want nothing but the best for you. I truly believe we have taken the first step towards making that happen. I'm looking forward to carnivals, Christmas performances, Daddy-daughter events, and all the other fun things that come along with school. It's going to be a great year! We'll get that cute first-day-of-school picture next year. ;) We love you Haven Jane!