Thursday, September 9, 2010
Sweet is not so sure. She was very excited, but ran out of the classroom at pickup time the first day calling for me and saying that she was very worried about me during school. She also had an extra drawing in her backpack for me. Every night she tells me she doesn't want to go back to school. She wants to stay home with me. (This breaks my heart.) I always remind her that she's a big girl now and that big kids go to school and learn all kinds of new things and make new friends, etc. Thankfully she's always excited the next day when it's time to go to school. I kind of figured that she was going to have more of an issue than Sugar. She's more of a mommy's girl. She's very independent in so many ways (she's always enjoyed doing things for herself) and yet clingy to me at times. I think that she really needs this time away from me and that it will be good for her in the end.
I was also scared that she would cling to Sugar since I was not there, but that doesn't seem to be the case. I am thankful that they have different instructors assigned to them, even though they are in the same class their kindergarten prep time is with different people. During the picnic the week prior to class starting the kids were read a story and then told to get into boy and girl groups to wash hands. The kids did this, except Sweet who ran to me asking were Sugar was. Thankfully I arrived early to pick them up on the first day just as they were heading on to the playground and witnessed them run to opposite sides of the playground to play.
We did lots of playing in the water this summer. My parents filled in their pool last summer. It was too much work, money and too many problems. I have to be honest and say that I even though I totally understand why they did it, I was sad that my kids didn't have a chance to learn how to swim in it. To replace the pool, my parents purchased a water slide, which proved to be a huge hit with the kids and parents (as it is much less nerve-racking to sit and watch them play on a water slide than run around and play in a pool which requires you to be in contact with them at every minute. We also spent several days playing at our local splash park (free water park for small children is a wonderful invention).
Posted by Kim at 10:44 PM