Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Like an Old Pro

Jadyn went back to her preschool the week after Jake started school and it could not have been soon enough. She asked all summer when she could go back to school but after seeing Jake getting back into the swing of things, she could hardly contain herself. I took her back to school shopping for closed toe shoes and a new backpack (even though she doesn't really need a backpack and she picked Hello Kitty, which is the cutest thing EVER!). If there is one thing that Jadyn and I do well together despite often butting heads, it is shopping! She definitely takes after me on that one.

So anyway, there were no nerves or tears during that first drop off. There was hardly a time for a backward glance. She went straight to all her friends and her favorite toys and excitedly said hello to her teachers and the guinea pigs and I was left standing there wondering when she became such a confident and social girl. I am pretty sure when she starts kindergarten next year, the tears will be coming from me.

And as someone who is a work-at-home mom with a husband who has been traveling a lot lately for work, I wish I could say that after I dropped her off I was able to to something fun or productive by myself, but instead I hurried off back to Jake's school for my first day volunteering in his classroom. I gave his teacher the choice of Monday, Wednesday or Friday (the mornings Jadyn has school) and she immediately lit up at the prospect of having someone to help her get the weekly homework folders ready. I have to admit to being a little sad to give up my Monday mornings, a time I can usually devote to weekly cleaning and planning including most of my blogging for the week but the time I spend in Jake's classroom has proven invaluable in giving me a glimpse of his school day, his teacher's methods, his classmates, what he is learning and how he is doing. The short answer is almost all positive but I will save that for another post.

I will conclude by saying that Jadyn had a wonderful first day and week back at preschool and we are all fully immersed in the back to school/fall routine.

1 comment:

Mel said...

I think it is wonderful that you are so involved in the classroom. And Jadyn looks just adorable!