Sunday, September 14, 2008

Kelsey's First Day of Pre-School

I took the morning off so I could send my pre-schooler off in style! We woke up at 7am and she began singing with happiness that she was going to pre-school and would play and learn to count and learn her colors.

We had breakfast and then came up and got dressed. After she was dressed, Kelsey looked in the mirror and proclaimed that her adorable kitty shirt was for "babies" and she demanded a big-girl shirt! She knocked my socks off with that reply, but we quickly found a replacement (her sparkly monkey shirt apparently fit the "big-girl" category.)

Then we finished packing her lunch and her school backpack. LOL it was too heavy for her to carry! But she kept her spirits very high indeed!

We drove to the school singing and arrived at the school. Kelsey ran to the other children in the line and said "here I am friends!" and couldn't wait for her turn to go into the classroom. Finally (for her) the doors opened and the kids lined up in the hallway. Kelsey couldn't wait to go into the classroom and barely stopped to give me a hug and kiss goodbye. I turned away, holding back a few tiny tears and went to the "boo-hoo" breakfast (I only had coffee!) and chatted with the other parents there. All the kids in Kelsey's class did great and I left after an hour. Whew!
(however, the school director warned that pre-schoolers often have delayed crying and next week and the week after would be the real test)

After work I rushed back to pick up our pre-schooler from the aftercare program. I was told that Kelsey did very well (although she doesn't like kids in her "space") and we went home. Kelsey fell asleep in the car (a 5 minute ride) and slept the whole night through missing dinner. When I opened her backpack I found that she didn't eat very much lunch either. I am going to write the teacher a note...Kelsey is a good eater and was probably distracted...she didn't eat much breakfast either. Our girl can't miss meals...she's a peanut!

Kelsey had a great first day at school and is looking forward to tomorrow when she goes back.
Tomorrow I will fill you in on Kelsey's first day of dancing school...another home run! :)


Gretchen said...

What a wonderful post. I felt like I was there with you, holding our breath and watching to see how she did. Her saying "here I am friends"?!?! Too stinkin' cute!

No matter the Gymboree vs. the Monkey shirt -- she looked adorable for her first day ... quite the picture-perfect preschooler!

(And congrats on your new role as blissfully domestic blogger! Too cool -- now I have another place to read about the goings on in your special family.)

See you twice next week!

Wishing you luck this week as she returns to school, did she spend Sunday evening getting excited?


Our Little Girl is all Grown up! No more Baby! said...

way to go kelsey your big now, big girl school. school is alot of fun, have fun in dance i know you like it.

Briana's Mom said...

Sounds and looks like Kelsey did amazing! What a big girl!

PIPO said...

Check her out! Her smile lights up a room.

Wayswin said...

Big girl shirt? Who the heck did she learn that from? Musta been her cousins. LOL

Pictures are more.

Uncle Jimmy

Beverly said...

what confidence she has!!