August 24, 2009

Get into the Groove

It's that time of year... time to get ready to go back to school. Some how we managed to survive our first day back to preschool.
This year I was at least prepared for the mad house that is the first day of school. The parking lot was packed with parents sending their child off to preschool or kindergarten. Fortunately we managed to find a parking spot.
It was a lot of fun seeing how much my daughters have grown from the first day last year to the first day this time around. Last year when the teacher sang a song requiring each student to jump up and shout his/her name, my daughters wanted nothing to do with the activity. This year they couldn't wait for the teacher to point to them so they could jump up and loudly shout their names. Last year for the first few months when I asked what they did at school they would tell me they ate a snack. Today they were chatterboxes the whole way home. Not only did they have a snack, they played on the playground, they colored and they did "work."
I think the hardest part of today was getting everyone up and ready. It was a little earlier than they're used to waking up, but by the end of the week they should be adjusted to the new schedule. Who knows, maybe they'll be so exhausted I'll be able to bring back nap time!


MaryAnne said...

It's amazing how much of a difference a year makes, isn't it? My daughter is just moving into the chatterbox phase, and it's a lot of fun to hear her talk about what she's been doing and to see our day-to-day life from her point of view.

Stephanie B said...

Alex was tickled to death to see his new teacher today. I expect he more than ready to start school tomorrow.

Quadmama said...

I love the fact that my daughters are excited about school. I really hope this is something that sticks with them.

The Murray Crew said...

My wife and I kept our 2 nephews (3 and 5) Sunday evening. Jen had to get the oldest up and ready for school Monday morning. I think she has a new fear for when our boys are old enough to go to school: GETTING THEM READY IN TIME!

Has to be a difficult morning schedule to adjust to!

Quadmama said...

It's going a lot better than I could have imagined, especially since they're eager to dress themselves now.

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