|There was no hesitating at the front for a|
picture. She was ready for School.
Being in preschool probably doesn't feel a lot different to Allie, but to the Mommy... well.. let me tell you what I heard on orientation day.
1. Please don't linger... drop her off with their hug and kiss and go happily on your way. (What I heard: Drop her off and get out)
2. If I cause my precious angel to be late, we are to wait outside the room until asked to come in to avoid disrupting the lesson (What I heard..no more grand "here comes Allie" entrances)
3. Allie will be mastering the art of "family-style dining". (What I heard: food fight)
So... all of this was said much softer and sweeter and nicer than I wrote it. But, as the Mom that likes to make sure all the kids (meaning all the kids in her class) school days are documented in photos, I heard the end of my picture taking in the classroom coming near.
|Within minutes Allie found her seat and toys|
Family-style dining. I picture dry-cleaning bills from classmates as Allie discovers the fun a child can have with food.
Seriously, I'm excited about all except the "no lingering". I'm also told that the teacher takes lots of pictures to share later. But, I may combat this by just getting there plenty early. :-) I'm also excited about the family-style serve yourself part. Being that we are a very small family, she doesn't get a lot of practice in this respect. Oh, we will incorporate it, but hopefully she will be ready for those family visits - if she isn't too excited when she sees her family. (too excited for a 4 1/2 year old means silly, loud and wild).
|Gotta love the "Say Cheese" Smile|
|My Amazing Allie|
......I just wish the present wasn't going so fast.