My 5.9 lb and 5.10 lb twin boys have grown up and are old enough for preschool.
When did that happen?
After years of talking to friends and strangers at the playground about what school to send the kids too, the decision was made, and the moment arrived.
As with all big events we plan: our weddings, graduations, family functions- it is rare that everything runs smoothly and to plan, despite all the prep work. And prep we did: we read books to the twins about preschool, we talked about it and even watched a show or two about school.
Here’s what we got on the day: one excited twin, and one not so much!
Just goes to show that you can prep all you want, but kids will be kids, and individuals at that, so no telling what they will do, or how they will act!
Well hubby and I got to stay with the boys for the first day. The school has a gentle separation program, where the parents (or caregiver) stay with the kids (for days or weeks) till they are comfortable and ready to separate.
The twins painted, played with trains and even played dress up ….
They really tried to include us in their fun. And the great part was we got to see them enjoying it all (or most of it). Cameron got a tiny bit clingy during outdoor play and wanted to go home, but snack and story time saved the day!
The boys were great on their first day. The funny thing is I don’t think I’m ready to let go. It’s just two hours twice a week, but I’ve gotten used to our routine. This from the woman who just today said to her hubby she needs some “alone” time, to recharge and to be a better mom to the boys!
Well hopefully we all make the adjustment sooner rather than later. I can’t wait to have time to exercise, do errands or have a little me time.
As you can tell I am conflicted and torn about leaving the kids, even though we will all benefit in the end. It’s an adjustment, and I’m sure you parents out there who have survived first day of elementary school, high school and even college know more about the adjustmtest than I do. And I’m just as sure you survived, like I will.
Hopefully the boys will feel happy and comfortable in school soon. I can smell my freedom already, and it smells like…. YOGA!!! 😉