Wednesday, September 2, 2015

back to school with lou

Wearing a locket with a picture of Mommy and Daddy in it.
So we're always with her.

So some of you may recall that Lou started preschool last year on a one day a week plan. It seemed like a good idea and it was...until it wasn't. One week I went to take her and she screamed bloody murder. She wouldn't loosen her death grip on me for anything. This is strange for Lou. She's not generally scared of much. Heights are a thing of beauty. Running away from mom in public and hiding is hilarious. Strangers are just friends. So this was strange. Then the teacher forcibly took her from me...and it was over. Because it doesn't take much for me to bring out the mama bear and don't you dare take my baby! Jess and I felt like something must be off for her to be so frightened, plus she had another year of preschool, plus I HATE SENDING MY BABIES AWAY FROM ME. So we quit lickety split.

This year I knew we needed to find something different for her. I enrolled her at a preschool run through an elementary school. So she gets to go to a "big girl" school, with a classroom just like the one she grew to love while helping in Annabelle's kindergarten class. She's been waiting and waiting and waiting for the day she could go to preschool. (Well, ideally she'd like to go to kindergarten, but she'll take this as a second place.) And there were practically stars in her eyes when she woke up yesterday, ready to take on the world.

My goodness was she a happy girl when I picked her up (yesterday and today). I think we've found the perfect place for her, and I'm so proud of how brave she was on her first day. When I picked her up she talked without breathing for five minutes straight about every little thing they did, took a big gulp of air, smiled, and said, "I love preschool." 

I love that she loves preschool almost as much as I love her. 

P.S. Oh my - my house is lonely without both of the girls there! A problem which will be remedied in a few months, I know. But until then, so quiet and lame!
P.P.S. I really don't want to talk about my picture taking skills. It's a long story. Mostly involving me not knowing how to use a camera.

I snuck the picture on the right as I left.
Breaks my heart and makes me proud all at the same time to see her so brave.

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