Wednesday, July 04, 2007


The past couple of days, I have been in super-stress mode.

Kidlet. Started. School.

Day One--the drop off went surprisingly well.

Day Two--the drop off went perhaps-not-so-surprisingly bad.

Day Three--today. No school. Thank goodness for small things.

I'm not sure what to think of it all. The first day we picked her up, they were watching a movie which surprised the hell out of us as it was stated in their handbook that they were anti-TV. Not that we're anti-TV, we just were surprised. The morning teacher hasn't been there when I've picked up so I haven't been able to ask how it's going. I have to get my accounts of the day from a rambling 3-year old. I have to remind myself that this is their 'daycare/summer camp' session and that it's not officially school. The 'real' teacher comes in next week and they'll start steps toward the Montessori materials. It also makes me feel a little better that another mom that I ended up talking to on day one said that her daughter was having some issues with coming back on day two. As my very wise Grandmother says "Wait two weeks. It will be fine." And so the wait begins. Sigh. I'll be happy when my insides start to unknot.

4 comments:

madre adoptiva said...

Ok... so if this isn't 'real' school yet then WHY DID SHE HAVE TO START SO SOON?? I just had to get that out. She could be watching movies HERE! I'll stop now. I miss her. I miss you. Love you guys! See you Thursday!

Ani said...

i know! i'd rather have her hang out for the summer too! stinkin' contracts. we had to sign up for July to make it work. :(

but thursday! we'll be there...

Sanne said...

my daughter starts pre-school in September and I already know it's going to be much harder for me than it will be for her. I dread her first day but will cherish the time I get to spend with my little one.

Ani said...

sanne, it's starting to get better (whew!). it certainly isn't easy, but i bet your daughter will get into the routine too. give it two weeks and it should be pretty good!