Today was Alice’s first day of Preschool. She’s enrolled in the 8:45-11:00 classes on Tuesday and Thursday every week at Copperfield Preschool.
We’re very close to the preschool, so Alice, Mommy and I walked together. Alice wore her Backyardigans backpack (she had to carry her indoor shoes, don’t you know).
It was only a 10 minute walk. When we got there, it was pretty chaotic. Lots of concerned parents, lots of upset toddlers.
Alice was pretty calm about the whole thing. She’s been going to Donna’s for over a year now, so she’s seen her fair share of children learning to adjust to a new situation.
Mommy changed Alice into her indoor shoes and we hustled her into the play area. We then quickly made our exit, so nobody would become upset.
Because we didn’t know we were supposed to bring a snack for Alice, I dropped one off on my way to work. I was very discrete, so Alice didn’t know I was there. She was sitting quietly with all the other kids as they gathered around one of the teachers — I think it was story time. Alice was not upset at all, but many of the other kids were crying.
Alice had a good time at preschool, then she and Mommy came to meet me for lunch.
Tonight when I was putting Alice to bed, I told her to take a look at her dreamcatcher. Her cousin Zach made it for her, to help her have good dreams.
“Have a look at your dreamcatcher, Alice. It will help you only have good dreams.”
Alice took a look, then nestled back into her bed with all her blankets and pillows.
“What are you going to dream about, sweetheart?”
How precious is that?