Monday, September 12, 2011

The First Day

Another year, another first day of preschool: has it been a year already? Our oh-so-big four year old strode into the classroom (a very sweet play based morning program up the street) with utmost confidence, refusing to even kiss her papa goodbye, she was so excited to play.

Just a little happy dance, courtesy of new beginnings.

I will admit, Lily quite dramatically proclaimed "Crying at home!" and ran into her room at the sight of her best friend leaving for the day (and slammed the door: seen above). But in about a minute, she was happily reading with me, and she seems to be delighting in a morning of undivided attention.

It's such a gift to be able to enjoy this time just with her and figure out the things she loves. So far, walking to the park, reading, and eating snacks top the list. A first day for the whole family, I would say.

6 comments:

Cara said...

So sweet. Love those pink high-tops! I'm expecting some "crying at home!" moments from Teresa when Frankie starts ballet. Hugo is so cute!

Sarah Jane said...

Ah, an adjustment for the lot of us!

Confessions of a PTO Mom said...

I, too, enjoy the time I get with my buddy. Well, now I have 2, but they each get a piece of me while the rest are off at school.

Suz said...

I imagine Lily will live between the yearning to follow her sister and the enjoyment of being with you until her time comes to be in school all day. It will come soon enough, Miss Lily. :)

Adele said...

Whew, many of us ARE in the same boat, aren't we? Yes, that sister bond is such a powerful one... I am happy to report that this past preschool day was one of pure fun: I think Lily caught on to the fact that a morning of (almost) undivided attention can be a good thing.

Kerry said...

Oh, we have been dealing with the loss of the best friend as well. it makes mornings tougher for sure! I didn't even see it coming. I felt so foolish when it blindsided me.

I love that she is wearing her dino dress! I was thinking of you and her when I heard this on the radio (almost a month ago now!)

http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2011/09/05/midmorning2/

Let's hear it for girls and their dinosaurs!