Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Preschool, Peer Pressure and Pants...

PRESCHOOL
it was perhaps the longest morning of our lives... M began preschool today.  In past years with the older children I have always opted for morning preschool/kindergarten schedules.  For a change we went with the afternoon schedule... BIG mistake!  Perhaps every morning will not be like today but I have never seen M so excited for anything.  It was a good thing that we had PTA meetings and grocery shopping to keep us busy until 11:30 - but the time between then and 1:00 seemed to go on and on and on...  

She got herself ready this morning in her "banana dress" and even did her own hair - which, being the wonderful and accepting mother I am, I took her to CostCo and PTA meetings with her spazzy hair and 3 mismatched hair dealies (the big flower included).  Then, being the neurotic mother that I ALSO happen to be, I fixed it prior to taking her to preschool!   She seemed to have a good time and will certainly not have any issues returning on Thursday!  I think the biggest issues will be the days she doesn't get to go!
PEER PRESSURE
On a completely different subject - have you ever asked your children what they would do if all of their friends were jumping off of a cliff?  I found out today... or rather, I found out what T would do even if all of his friends were far too chicken to jump off of the cliff.  The YM/YW went repelling for this evenings' activity - only a handful of the boys were able to make it down the cliff, and of course most of the girls did just fine.
PANTS
oh yeah, the pants issue - T did mention how proud he was of himself that he was able to make it down the cliff with his in a clean and dry condition...  a little scary 'eh?

5 comments:

Megz said...

Way to go T for being brave. And M looks so cute. I am sure her own hairdo was very special, but I don't believe in 4-year-olds doing their own hair. Ethan insists on doing his as well (boys can get away with the spiky look however so it's not as big as a risk)

LC said...

That sounds almost as scary as our YW activity--picking up garbage along one of our county thoroughfares: Beer cans, smokes,bottles of schnapps...and other unholy things...ewww but seriously fun to be outdoors.
M looks super cute and excited!

Sher said...

I regretted afternoon preschool for the reason that Connor dreaded it all day. I think I'd prefer saying it isn't time to go yet to someone who is happy to go. One of my first memories is me asking my Mom if it was time for preschool yet --- probably for the zillionth time -- I don't think my boys take after me in that arena. Hopefully Maryn won't be pesky everyday but I'm glad she likes it. That picture was really cute.

cold cocoa said...

What a fun activity! Would you do it? As for Maryn...I'm sure the super-excitement will wear off after a few weeks!

T said...

I'd do it in a heartbeat - or maybe two heartbeats... I used to love flying down the ropes course as quickly as possible back in the Aspen Grove days... ah memories...