Adventures in Preschool

Right now, I have a tiny little preschool princess sacked out on the couch.
She is exhausted!

This morning did not go how I expected it to, surprisingly.
I thought Cailyn would enjoy her first day of preschool with me right along side her. We affectionately call her my third leg because she is permanently attached to it whenever she is around other people. It takes her a while to warm up to people. I never thought I would get out of that classroom without tears, screaming and a mini-nervous breakdown (me & her!).

But today, my friends, she surprised me.
She cried for a few minutes, but she calmed down quickly and met her new classmates.
I snuck out of the room while she was busily coloring with her new BFF Sarah.

When I picked her up, she told me it was the best day ever! and she can’t wait to go back tomorrow.
“I wub my teacher….I wub my new fwends….and I wub my lunchbox. But can I not have applesauce tomorrow? And I want to wear this dress again tomorrow, Mommy!”
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Her little dress, by the way, was only the 12th wardrobe change. I swear, she is going to be a handful when she starts high school. I can already see it — the fights about her clothes and hair.
She spent all day yesterday deciding on the perfect outfit for school because wanted to look “special“.
Funny, funny girl.

Now, I just have to teach her not to put half-eaten bananas back into her lunchbox — what a mess surprise that was!

I am so excited to have at least one child who loves to go to school.
Carys cried again this morning, but I hope it will get easier for her this week. She needs to get into a routine quickly.

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4 Responses to Adventures in Preschool

  1. carlabjones says:

    Way to go Cailyn! Hang in there Carys (and mommy). It will get easier as the routine continues!

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  3. Amy says:

    I am glad that all is going well with school for the girls. As a parent you are proud when they are brave, but when they don't shed a tear at all it breaks your heart. Hope the girls enjoy school & you enjoy your me time while you can lol.

  4. Brandysworld says:

    When did she get old enough to go to pre-school. Our kiddo's are growing up too fast. Her dress is adorable!

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