Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Day 1204 - Day Two: Preschool Week
Once again, the kids woke up a little earlier than I expected so I had to calm an anxious Emma down until we were able to go to school. There would be no surprises for the kids because today had the same schedule as yesterday -- 9am to 12:30pm.
I was glad the kids were happy to go to school because I had this neurotic idea that something awful was going to happen on their first day and they would no longer want to go. I even had a list of potential things that would traumatize the kids: they would get injured, a kid would bully them, a Yeti would ransack the school.
After their morning activity centers, there was a music class. We all sat around in a circle and sang songs. One of the songs was participatory. The teacher would call on the kids to name a body part, and then we would sing about that body part. I began to get anxious for Emma and Andrew because I didn't know if they would speak up. But they did a great job when it was their turn. Emma chose her feet, and Andrew chose his hands. Ironically, the kids should've been worried more about me because when it was my turn, I blurted out, "Scrotum."
During lunch, Emma and Andrew were sitting next to two other kids and the teachers began to talk about it. They told me the reason they put Emma and Andrew in this particular class is because of the two kids they were sitting next to. The four of them constituted the oldest kids in the room: all of them are three years old. I found it interesting that our kids were automatically drawn towards the older kids. It reminded me of when I was in preschool and the teachers placed me in the class with the feral cats.
Overall, I'd say Day 2 of preschool was another successful day. No crying, lots of laughter, and no blood. But tomorrow will be a big test because that will be the first day that I won't be attending...