It’s learning time!
After two wonderful years with Auntie B, the time finally came for you to head to school…or rather Young Preschool. To ease the transition, for the first week you went only a few hours the first day, a few more the next, and so on until finally it was time to say goodbye to Barbara and go to school full time. Since even at age 2, you’re still our baby girl, we thought it would be so hard to have you go from the intimate care of a nanny to the grown-up environment of a classroom.
But you were so brave (it helps that Bunny joins you and the teachers know the powerful hold food has on you) and you clearly liked being there, so even in the first week we knew we had found exactly the right place. The teachers Miss Cary and Miss Shannon are so caring and clearly love you, and we love that we get detailed reports of what you’re doing there each day and any notable milestones. And we also get your awesome artwork, which maybe isn’t frame-worthy (yet) but is incredibly special nonetheless.
Speaking of milestones, one goal of the school is to get you potty-trained…and it’s working! Apparently last week, after lots of potty “attempts” (translation: sitting on the potty), you actually peed in the toilet! Pretty monumental. And it makes sense, because now you’re around lots of big kids doing big kid things and it makes you want to do it too.
You’ve also learned about the ocean and the sun, and what it’s like to be hit on by boys. That’s right, a little cutie named James lights up when you enter the room, and on Friday he walked up and gave you an eskimo kiss. Bold move with mom still in the room, but honestly it was adorable.
It’s been a month now and so far the only thing aside from potty training the teachers are eager to work on with you is getting you to talk and participate more, something that is hilarious given who your mom and dad are. By the time you read this you will know first hand how talkative we both are. In fact, when I was in elementary school Mimi and Gaby got called to the school because the teachers were concerned I wasn’t getting enough attention at home, since I was always so chatty and demanding attention. (I was indeed getting plenty of attention at home, but I liked attention everywhere.) So, I think it’s safe to assume that one will likely work itself out in time given your genetics.
I can’t wait to write more of these school updates, as it feels like you’re growing and learning so fast and there will be more to report constantly.