Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Lyvi's First Day of Preschool

I'll admit it. I signed Lyvia up for the first day of preschool possible. They have a summer program for six weeks and it seemed like the perfect way to make time to spend with the big kids this summer.

After everyone was dressed, Jonathan and Lindsay had Dylan and Lyvia posed outside with their backpacks and lunchboxes. They were taking picture after picture before the big send-off. I finally had to beg to take one of my own. Lyvi did okay at school, but she wouldn't relax enough to participate in anything. True to form, she will need a few days to scope out the place before she lets guard down. On the other hand, Dylan acted like he was home and in his element again.

The director told me that at the two year old snack time, all eight of the two year olds were sitting around the table with their goldfish snacks in front of them. And that's it. Just sitting. No one was willing to actually move and draw attention to themselves by picking up the food/bait. Thinking about it, none of them have been in preschool before. At two, would it freak you out a bit the first time you gathered around a table and all the people and chairs were your height? I know it would freak me out to sit down, look around a table, and suddenly realize everyone had red hair.

The other cool thing about our preschool is that many Asian families attend and half her class is Asian. You can say it ain't so, but race does matter and even kids this young notice when someone looks like them. So, it is time for Lyvi to be a fledgling. The nice thing about preschool is that both the parents and the kids get a few practice years before the child really joins the school world. Two days a week will be welcome time off, but hopefully it will also remind me to appreciate the time I get to spend with them.


Blogger darlene said...

Sounds like a fun time for all is in store. It won't be long before all the 2 yr old are diving into the goldfish!

7:14 AM  
Blogger sjh said...

She is looking so big! So fun to have time off and spend with the big kids. Mia is also going this summer and loving it. It gives us a 2 year old break for sure!

2:26 PM  

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