Sunday, September 07, 2008

Emmy's 1st Day of Pre-K

Yes, there is, in fact, a distinction between preschool and pre-k. Ahem!

Pre-k is obviously short for Pre-KINDERGARTEN! Thus illustrating the fact that kindergarten is next and she is a mature, young woman ready for life. Preschool is simply a distinction for babies.

This is what Emmy informed me of when I told someone she was attending a nearby preschool.

Sheeesh! Can't wait 'til that girl is 16!

But will she still be this cute when she's 16?


They had a "Wiggle Worm" Train for the kids after the first day.

They kicked me out of it so all the kids could have a chance.
It was a little awkward.

What do WE PARENTS get out of a first day?

How did you handle it?

Are you missing them like crazy?
or are you shouting words like
"Finally"
and
"Freedom"
and
"I showered today before noon!"
from your front porch?

Please share. I need some therapy.

11 comments:

Emma said...

Honestly I haven't had a chance to take it all in. Once Aaron goes back to work and I'm in charge of all three kids alone I might have a better perspective. Right now it's nice just to be in charge of a newborn and that's it.

Valeri said...

Haven't gotten there yet, but I'll let you know how it goes when Chloe is of Pre-K age.

As always, you make me laugh.

Ashley said...

What a cute girl! I'm sure she'll be beautiful at 16. You're going to have to beat the boys back with a stick! That wiggle worm looks like fun.

Jessi said...

I've had two days ALONE while Summer went to pre-school. (She's not quite pre-K yet.) And I have to say I really enjoyed them. (I went to JoAnn's, listened to MY music in the car, and didn't talk to anyone.) I figure I have about two or three more before the new baby comes, and I am going to enjoy my freedom while it lasts!!!

Vanderbeeks Images said...

Your kids are too cute! I was apprehensive about all day school this year, but it has really been heaven sent. This is Hk's third week and I have organized my walk in closet for the first time since we moved in and CJ has been so calm and is enjoying his one on one time with mom again. He's a new child, so peaceful and happy. Their is A LOT LESS whining at our house now. And I really get to enjoy nap time. And like this week, when I go help take part of a meal to a new mom, I don't feel so stressed out and I don't have to wonder if things will fall in place that day. CJ starts preschool next year and so this year is definitely more relaxing and I am loving it! And since I don't have the energy like I used to thanks to cancer and chemo, I have NO GUILT what-so-ever about taking it slow this year!

Shelley said...

The kids are still EVERYWHERE!!!

Going from summer to teaching 22 first graders....How many days til Christmas Break?

Janene said...

That is so dang funny! Emmy is such a cutie, and a crackup!

Anonymous said...

My friend has five children and the last one just got married. My friend said she actually had tears the first day of school in our tow because she knew she wouldn't ever be taking kids to school again. Empty house syndrome. I think you always miss your kids even though you LOVE the new schedule with a little more private mommy time. Of course we all know you'll fill that time up with fun and joyful adventures :>) mil

Jodie Haney said...

I want to kiss my kid's teachers on the mouth! Are you kidding? I felt a little guilty the first day leaving them at school for so long, but around 1pm when I realized I still had 2 hours left to grocery shop...I was over it!

Tara said...

Wow, a wiggly worm train! She goes an a pretty cool school.

Kristen said...

i love her side ponytail braid. I do miss my kids like crazy when they go, but I get used to it.

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