Sep 10, 2011

Pre School Rocks!

We made if through week one of Pre-School. This was a huge deal to send our oldest child off to school even if it is only for 2.5 hours 3 days a week. The word school seems so formal and makes me think my baby is growing up way too fast and our lives will never be the same.

We had mixed feelings about sending her off. I never attended pre-school. My mom (a teacher) had us constantly learning things and turned everything we did into a learning exercise. Times have changed and I think Pre-School is the new norm. They expect so much out of our little ones these days.

Due to my job, I have a very nontraditional schedule that is never the same two days in a row. I have tried my best to be with my children as much as possible call me crazy but I do not want to miss out on anything. I am so fortunate to be able to be arrange things to be with them most days for at least part or all of the day. This means I work a lot of weekend and evenings but to me it is worth it. It made me sad to think Campbell is old enough to go to her class, listen and behave like a little lady, or at least I hope that is how she acts.

I think going to Pre-School was more of a big deal for mom and dad than it was for Campbell. She is independent and I think she really enjoys a change of scenery and meeting new people. She has been telling us about her little classmates and has enjoyed all this chocolate milk she has been getting at snack time. Apparently they give them a white milk or chocolate milk option and what 3 year old would not pick chocolate. We do not drink much chocolate milk in our house. This prompted our first talk about making wise healthful decisions when it comes to food and drinks. She told me she will go for the white milk this week.

1 comment:

Enigmama said...

We have the chocolate milk talk too. You are right though, if they don't have too much at home it is fine for them to have it at school...occasionally :)