K Starts Pre-School and Mommy Cries

by Mid-Life Mommy on August 23, 2007

K starts pre-school in two weeks.

I wasn’t going to send her, but the school I’ve had her on the wait list for called with a spot open. So I’ve been getting health records, crayons and the mandatory princess backpack.

Its a public Montessori, but out of our district, so there is a thirty minute drive time every morning. Still, the schools got a great reputation, and after she turns five it’ll be free.

We went to meet the teach the other day. K shyly, said hi to teacher, and went off to play. Thirty minutes later I had to drag her out of the classroom.

The morning procedure is much like any other pre-school around the USA. I’ll take her to the outside door, sign her in with a teacher and kiss her goodbye. K and I practiced the routine.

“Goodbye K, have a wonderful time time at school today honey.”
“Goodbye Mommy, have a nice writing time mommy.”

Kisses all around and I pretended to leave.

When I turned around like, oh, one second later, K was talking to another four year old girl who had come to meet the teacher.

She’s ready for school.

That first day we’ll start our new routine. We’ll get up earlier than we’ve become accustomed, rush around to get ready and
drive thirty minutes to school. Along with way we’ll lift our butts as we drive over ‘crocodile lake’. We’ll make up songs and find letters on the billboards.

I’ll take her up to the door and kiss my little girl goodbye .

Goodbye K, have a wonderful time time at school today honey.
Goodbye Mommy, have a nice writing time mommy.

Then I’ll walk the two blocks to the library with my laptop where I’ll write.

And wait.

 

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Jenna August 23, 2007 at 6:52 am

The Munchkin will be starting soon. I need to get her a gift ready to ship out for the first day.

I don’t want to think about this day in our OWN house!

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Cindy August 23, 2007 at 8:33 pm

The “have a nice writing time mommy” is precious. It’s amazing the things they pick up and are able to process. My son’s only three, but he’s observant. When he was on the phone with his grandpa, he says, “she’s on the ‘cumputerrr.” Yep, I’ve been caught!

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Joe August 28, 2007 at 2:34 pm

Cindy:
When my daughter (20 months) decides I’m not giving her enough attention, she comes over to where I’m (inevitably) working on a keyboard, pushes on my knee and squeals, “Poot-oh! No!” She’s very adamant. Resistance is futile.

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Mid-Life Mommy September 5, 2007 at 5:25 pm

Resistance is futile! Love it. Thanks Joe.

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aimee November 15, 2011 at 12:43 am

I remember my little girl her first day of school. I missed that day.

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Michelle Vandepas November 15, 2011 at 6:38 am

Aimee. I’m already missing my ‘little girl’. She’s almost a pre-tween now!
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aimee November 15, 2011 at 5:40 pm

Yes Mich, we didn’t notice the time and they grow up fast!

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Audio 2000 Reviews July 21, 2013 at 1:49 am

Today, I went to the beach front with my kids. I found a
sea shell and gave it to my 4 year old daughter and
said “You can hear the ocean if you put this to your ear.” She put the shell to her ear and screamed.

There was a hermit crab inside and it pinched her ear.
She never wants to go back! LoL I know this is entirely off topic but I had to tell someone!
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