Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Emma Starts Preschool

Three weeks ago, on a rainy Tuesday after Labor Day, Emma started preschool. There were some mixed feelings about this. Dave bemoaned the fact that she was getting older. I was excited, because she needed a break from me, and I could use some one-on-one time with Madeline. Emma was thrilled that she was going to go to school.

She hung her backpack up and didn't look back.

Later, as I was running errands with just Madeline in tow (something I had been looking forward to for months), I was struck by the quiet. No little voice singing along with me to the radio, or asking me a million questions as I wandered Target. I got a little teary myself. But when I picked her up, she was full of stories. She comes home singing new songs and reciting poems.

She absolutely loves it. How do I know? Because on Wednesday, when I told her she wasn't going to school (she's on a Tuesday/Thursday schedule), she cried. But don't worry--she perked right up when I told her we had gymnastics instead.

PS. I put her in a dress on the first day, mostly because I was worried about her being able to go to the bathroom without having to worry about buttons and zippers, and now she thinks she has to wear a dress or a skirt every time. Or perhaps she loves it so much she wants to dress up for the occasion??


Suman Family said...

jess - we have the exact same schedule. tuesday thursday preschool and gymnastics on wendnesday. how fun. we really do need to live closer :)
i also was missing my little ava's voice for the first day or two of school. but it is divine not having to go spend a half hour in the toy section of target every time i go there. enjoy!

Emily said...

What a big girl she has become. It looks like she is totally enjoying pre-school...oh, and Annie has that same dress. I love it!!!

Josh and Kallie said...

You have the cutest girls ever!!!! I'm glad she likes school! She is going to be a little book worm just like her mommy! Also that gymnastics looks awesome, I wish I could go!

Brandy said...

So cute! And.. it's too funny to see you bought her the same backpack as Brynley :) Gotta love PBK :)

Sara said...

Wow. I can not believe how fast time flies!!!!! She is so cute and big!!!

Jenny said...

Ha ha. I love that she thinks she needs to wear a dress every time.

P.S. That backpack is huge!!

Shelly said...

Exciting!! No one in preschool this year. Not missing it though.

She is adorable!!