Malone is one smart cookie. She's been looking forward to going to school since she was in utero. I mean, what 2 year old do you know that begs with puppy eyes to learn how to read?
So this Fall after much searching, much research and much discussion, we decided that it was time to enroll her in preschool. She was sooo excited but also quite nervous.
On the morning of the first day, she was NOT as excited. We dropped her off, along with many other first time schooling parents, all a bit nervous. It did not go like we had hoped. As the teacher peeled a hysterical Malone off of Cameron's body, I had to turn away not to get a little hysterical myself. Judah, on the other hand, was all ready stay and go to school himself.
As the days and weeks went by, she got better and better and the day we could drop her off without her crying was a celebration day. Now she has even been asking to go to school everyday (she only goes two days a week.) She LOVES the art station and will always choose to do crafts over playing with anything else. We are quickly becoming dealers of great preschool art in massive quantities. I think she's making friends although sometimes its hard to tell who are friends of the "real" category and who are friends of the "make believe" category. But either way, she is enjoying it and we are loving it for her.
Here's some pictures of the first day of Preschool.
She has been waiting for months to be able to use her DORA lunchbox.
Malone and Daddy. She looks very excited.
Malone and her Mommy. She looks a bit less excited and maybe slightly embarrassed to have to take so many pictures.
After school we took her to her favorite restaurant, Chili's, for a special mac & cheese lunch.
I think Judah was still a little upset that he didn't get to go to school.
Mommy and Judah. Again, Judah not very impressed with having to take a picture with mom.