Day Two of Preschool:
It went okay, but Ella doesn't seem too into it right now.
That morning she told me she wanted to stay home and play with me instead of going to school, but she went (without any issues) and even though she was on the quieter side she seemed fine. At dismissal though, she flew into Tom's arms and then burst into tears. She told us she was sad because on the playground she didn't get a turn playing with the ball. Later, when I asked what her favorite part of preschool was that day she told me 'playing with the ball -- if I would have played with the ball'. I had to laugh at that one, poor thing. She has been more quiet and more easily brought to tears, and is very tired, so we're taking it easy this weekend and not talking much about school unless one of the girls brings it up.
Zoe, on the other hand, seems fine. She squeezed my hand so hard walking into the classroom and likes having me by her side until she gets settled -- but at dismissal she flew out the door with a huge smile on her face and was talking a mile a minute about everything she and Ella did that morning. She also told me later (very politely and matter-of-factly) that Eunice is her friend and that 'Eunice' sounds like 'anus' -- that they rhyme. She said it like she was so happy for Eunice, and not in a teasing way, so I didn't make a big deal out of it. After baths we were talking about Ms. Lisa and I said I like that she has such a great big smile. Zoe replied, 'and she has a great big tummy!'. Again, she didn't say it in a way of making fun but in a very 'happy for Ms. Lisa' kind of way. It was all very innocent and not mean at all, so I decided not to make a big deal out of that either (even though both comments made me laugh a little on the inside) -- but I also decided if those sorts of comments continue I may have Tom be in charge of those sorts conversations : )
And speaking of Tom, he told me he thought maybe he'd bring binoculars to school at pick-up time, so he can sit in his car and really watch the girls play on the playground, without being a distraction to them. But then he realized how that would look, that the police would probably be called, and that that would be a huge distraction, so he nixed that idea. I got another good laugh from that one.
So these are the things I'm dealing with here.
Wish me luck : )
On a separate note:
Day TWO of Preschool was also my Birthday!!
After class Tom took the girls to buy some balloons for me,
I had a GREAT day ~ I didn't party like a rock star, but I did celebrate like a 3-year old : ) There was lots of singing, a little dancing, bright red balloons, dinner out with Grama Dianne, ice-cream and birthday cake too.
I'm not going to say what I wished for
as I blew out the candles on my cake,
but I will say my wishes are continuing to come true . . . .
But the BEST part of my birthday
was one of my gifts from Tom.
He gave me my own brand-new shiny penny for good luck.
So I can remember how much he thinks of me and loves me,
even when we're not together.
Love that guy.
And this, listening to Zoe and Ella sing 'Happy Birthday' to me : )