Friday, March 7, 2014

Picking Preschools

Wednesday morning we checked out our first - and last - preschool. I never really thought I would put the boys in preschool, I never went and was always in advanced classes, but I've been realizing more and more that they should go not only for the educational but also the social opportunities.

I'd read great things about a preschool near work, but I'd also read it was hard to get past the waiting list. How lucky are we that they have availability for next year?!

You know how you instantly have a good feeling about something? That's what happened for both Boyfriend and me here. Bug instantly took off and started playing with the train table (of course, that kid loves his trains.) And after admiring the kids' backpacks Peanut followed right along.  The Director even mentioned that they were showing no signs of apprehension - that's a good thing in my book!

My sister'd brought the boys up to work for us so we could take the least amount of time off so she sat with the boys while B and I talked to the director. She was so nice and you could just tell that she cares so much about the kids.

Class was going on in the corner, they were playing an alphabet game when suddenly we realized that the boys were shouting out answers too! We could tell because a lot of the time when Bug answers a question, he kind of hops along with his answer. My sister said he kept yelling, "Four!"

It was at that moment I realized they are so ready for school.And then I teared up.

I cannot believe my babies are getting so big. They've reached milestones before, but this is the first big one they will hit outside of our home. But they are so ready. The way their faces lit up when they saw the room and as they explored the dinosaurs, the blocks, the marine animals and the cars, I have a good feeling this will be the best place for them next year.

The school is set in a park so when the weather is good they'll get to run outside and play at recess, they'll eat lunch at school with their little classmates - how cute is that?! I can't wait to buy them lunchboxes, backpacks and rain jackets. As hard as it is letting them go, I know this is the right thing to do. They're still talking about "schoo." Except, Bug says he wants to ride the bus, and then he wants to ride the train to school and sometimes it's the trolley. I have a feeling that Bubble Guppies or Team Umizooni has an episode about school.

The other kids yelled and had fun, but were so well behaved, B and I joked that the minute we left they'd be swinging from the rafters :) 

The boys are still on an early nap schedule so after we dropped B off at work, my sister and I took the boys to buy a box of animal crackers. I wanted something relatively mess-free, somewhat healthy that would take a while to eat so they wouldn't fall asleep in the car and screw up their schedule. 

Apparently Bug scarfed them down faster than my sister's ever seen him eat anything. And, before you get on my about coats in the car seat, these are thin and we still get the straps really really tight to protect them. Sadly I had to head back to work, but I was on a high all day so excited that we got into our first-choice preschool.

I'm so sad that they're growing up, but I'm so excited for what's to come for them.


  1. Don't you LOVE that feeling?! We went last month and signed Sydney up at a Preschool. Chris and I walked in and we just knew that it was THE ONE! She is so ready to go. Now we just wait until September.

  2. I love the new blog look!
    And so exciting about this school! Is it full days? It totally sounds like they are redy. But oh so hard for us as parents to realize they don't stay small forever!!
    I hate when my boys fall asleep in the car too! And, we have coats on in our seats! Lol!
    So exciting to have all of this to look forward to in September! I'm happy for you!


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