Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Preschool!



When Sophia was still just creeping up from babyhood, I'd see commercials for the first day of school. All the supplies and shopping etc... and it made me sick with anxiety. The thought of being that kind of mom- with the van and the huge supply of pyrex-- buying notebooks and Elmer's glue and shopping at Mervyns made me very nervous. I would always remind myself that before Sophia was born, the thought of having colorful, plastic baby paraphernalia all over my house made my neck hair stand on end in the very same way. And once it was MY baby paraphernalia, it warmed my heart. "Baby steps", I thought, on several occasions. What a perfect saying.

And now she's off to a real, sizeable, preschool, and I wasn't even sure I was in to preschool a few years ago. But I feel almost completely comfortable with it all. I know it's not like she's started kindergarten. I didn't need to send her with any supplies or even lunch (except for one day a week.) But I do have to drive her about 17 minutes away as opposed to my roll out of bed, hold Mila on my lap and drop her down the street at Rachelle's house. What a wonderful first preschool that was. I do feel a little more pressure to have her hair combed so that crazy pillow-knot in the back of her head isn't showing off all day. I feel a little more responsibility to be punctual- not my forte-- I don't want to be that flaky mom. And I think more about it--will the kids be nice to her? will there be any bad apples? I knew all the kids in her first preschool.

But she loves it! No surprises there. And she still has a handful of her best friends with her, like you saw above. Tanner was a little nervous to stay, (that explains the expression above :)-- I thought it was too perfect Liz) so Lizzie's been going back and forth. But we're crossing our fingers that he stays since the teacher says they are joined at the hip all day long. How cute right? She'd be so bummed if he wasn't there.

So I'm a real-deal Tiny-Tot mom. I've signed up for snacks, filled out the field trip permission-slip, and coordinated bringing cupcakes in tomorrow for her BIRTHDAY! I still hate Mervyns, I drive a Pacifica which is really just a less convenient mini-van, and still use and reuse the tupperware that should be disposable (like the one's the costco ham comes in)...

All in due time...

but I'm really excited to have this social little (fit-throwing, door-slamming like a teenager) butterfly of mine spread her wings. ;)

It's pretty cool being a mommy.

9 comments:

The rlmmmmcaress family said...

I have mixed emotions. I am so happy for Sophia - she is going to love it so much. I feel a little envy at all those Tiny-Tots mom hanging out together and a little sad we missed each other by a year.

So who is your teacher? I miss them all so much.

Christin said...

I love your collages. How do you do text on them? Please tell. I love it. The last picture is precious.

Christin

Rachelle said...

What a big beautiful girl! Happy birthday to her. Tell her that I love and miss her sweet happy face!

Either Kevin or Whitney, but lets be honest, it is probably Whitney said...

Well that was just the middle of the week pick me up that I needed! You are so sweet. I will definitely look into that because I wanted to start a design blog anyway because blogger is a bit annoying and I didn't want to start boring the people who just want an update on our lives with all my design obsessions. I always appreciate a good source so thanks! Let me know if you have any questions with your house!

moliver said...

Sophia looked super-cute on her first day of preschool. I love her braid. The collage was lovely. And I'm wondering too, at almost 30, if I'll ever feel old enough to be a school-aged kid mom. Time moves us along whether we like it or not. But it's not a bad thing. We need to embrace each phase of life as it comes.

alliehoopes said...

delivery date for fast laptop got delayed to next tuesday. grrrr. this is still torture but i still like you.

Brandon or Michelle said...

that first picture of your pretty sophia...WOW! so lovely.

wait, how many times have I written that exact same thing? I'm not original, and that's just what comes to mind. LOVELY!

and I love that your "miss the boat" post is so hidden in an "I luv my little buddy and preschool is fabulous" way. DANG YOU! ;) I'll work on my wonder a little more. I definitely have reality down.

brooke said...

Wow...that is the real deal. She looks so cute and I love the one of Tanner bc I imagine Sawyer to feel and look the same.
I hope this isn't too many days a week...are we ever going to be able to play anymore?

Rebecca Smylie said...

You do just have to give yourself over to it all don't you? I think it's why I'm excited to have more kids. Then I'll have to give myself over, whereas with one, I can hold back and lot. "See? Not a lot of toys at our house..."