Saturday, January 12, 2008

The ABCs of preschool

I sincerely hope the first 11 days of 2008 are not going to set the tone for the entire year because I have been entirely too busy and waaaaaay too broke. On the other hand, some good things are happening around here.

D started preschool this week. While he's not 100% sure he wants to go before he leaves home, he seems pretty ok about it once he's there. Our WonderSitter is acting as an aide for him (hopefully only for a month or so transition period) which is a blessing. He enjoys most parts of the preschool day, especially outside play, with the exception of circle time. For some reason it really distresses him whenever the class sings. And he loves singing. I'm not sure what the issue is.

In other D news: He has become a complete mina bird. And not in a good way. He and I will be playing on the floor just happy as can be... when D will pull back and burst out with a boisterous, "Got damt!" Nice. Fast forward to preschool where his teachers are Teacher Kelly and Teacher Janet. When D says "Teacher Janet" is sounds just like "Teacher Damt". Nice. Perhaps we don't really need preschool. He already knows his alphabet. Just how cute is this little man? And smart. Don't forget that, damt.


In non-toddler news: I got my port-a-cath out on Wednesday. It feels good to have the last connection between myself and chemo severed. I hope I never have need for it again. The nurse asked if I wanted to take it home with me. Ick. Why would I want to do that? No one asked if I wanted my boob in a jar. Now that would have been a much more interesting conversation piece. Don't you think?


Anonymous said...

Congrats on starting preschool! We started preschool with W this week too. Scary stuff, but we (all) survived. Good luck getting him to go back next week! :-)

Glad your port is O-U-T out! Whoo-hoo!

Sherry said...

YEAH on losing the port!!! WHY on earth would want to keep THAT?!? I ROFL'd though about "boob in a jar"..could you imagine having that on the mantle...great conversation starter that!!

As for D...what a smart wee one he is...and I'm glad that he's going to's hard to initiate change with little ones...and that he's happy when he's there is a good sign. Not sure why singing in the circle would bother him unless it's auditory...maybe too many voices, too much at one time..and little ones have voices that squeak so maybe it's just too much for him. Perhaps if he sat somewhere else in the cirlce it would make a difference??

Got damt it's hard to know what they want/need isn't it?!? Too sweet!!! :)

Imstell said...

Susan - Luckily, I am not the one that has to take him every day. How did Widget like the whole preshcool thing?

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