As much as I fight to overcome the tug in my heart, I'm also excited about this new adventure. It means 2 days a week, I get some Ty time, just me and him. He being my 3rd, we have never had that special one on one time. He's pretty happy too to have all the toys & Mommy to himself.
I will get a taste of what it feels to have a Singleton on my hands. (This is going to be easy!) I'm looking forward to the chance of being refreshed. I feel I will be able to value and monopolize my time better when the twins are home with me, giving me better focus and quality time with them.
The first day went better than expected. It wasn't without tears though. Anna cried and tugged to hold on to me before the teacher took her. She was fine as soon as I made it out the door. Of course, I stayed to listen to make sure she was fine. Usually, when one starts crying the other joins in. They sense this in each other, being twins, but not today. Esther was cheerfully waiting to give me hugs bye! She had been excitedly counting down to this day. She was giving Anna a look as if to say, 'Don't ruin this for me! [I'm not crying with you this time.]'
|1st Day of Preschool!!|
The girls are in the same class together this year. We thought it would be best for them to have the security of each other in this transition time and to then split them up into different classes next year after they are more comfortable with the school environment.
I went on to orientation, but on my way out, I went to take a peek in their room. The girls were happy sitting in Circle Time. It was a relief to know that I things were good as I was leaving.
Since it was orientation day, Tyler went to stay with his Mimi, so I got to have a lunch date with the Hubs. I can't remember the last time I had one of those. I'm pretty sure I was pregnant with Ty.
Upon picking them up, they were so excited to show me their papers from their day, but Anna hurriedly came over to tell me, "You took a LONG time." No, we're not used to being away from each other this long.
They had the story of the Gingerbread Man, had a Gingerbread Man hunt, Gingerbread cookies for snack, and made a Gingerbread Man for their craft. I was impressed with how well their craft turned out for the 1st day. There must be something to this Preschool thing. Esther told me her Gingerbread cookies ran away. ::smiling:: She then went on to tell me, 'You can't catch me, I'm the Gingerbread Man!' I don't know about you, but Gingerbread makes me think of Christmas. ;)
Although, they were thrilled the rest of the afternoon about their day of school and the right of passage they seemed to know they accomplished, the true test came when they would ask if we were going to school whenever we got in the car to run errands. I would say, 'No, not today.' "Whyyy? I want to go to school."
This is all going to be okay. I have big girls now, little Preschoolers that is! ::sniffles::
|Esther's Back to School Photo|
|Our Post 1st Day of School Photo|
|Anna's Back to School Photo|