Thursday, August 21, 2008

Milestones

Leta had her first day of preschool yesterday. She was mostly excited to wear her "first day" outfit, I think. Jason took a picture so hopefully soon we'll see it on his flickr page.

Leta says she made ONE friend. They played dolls together and shared a spot on the rug during story time. Doesn't that just melt your heart?

She doesn't like any of the boys.

She loves her teacher.

She loves snacktime and claims that they had brownies with butter but somehow I doubt it was butter. Maybe a buttery looking frosting? Or peanut butter?

She was a little frozen when we first got there yesterday but as soon as the teacher gave the kids some direction she was all smiles.

Her class is all four year olds so it seems a little more challenging and organized than the one Mina was in last year, which was 3-5 year olds. Maybe Mina should have been in the four year old class but it was probably good for her to feel so big and smart in her first school experience. Leta has been so involved with Mina's education that I have little doubt she'll feel super smart among her peers. She picks up on things that Mina's doing, like writing, reading, math. While she certainly hasn't mastered any of these things, they won't be new concepts to her at all.

That's one of the advantages of being a younger sibling. You know what's coming and you have time to prepare for it. You always want to learn what your older sibling is learning and by the time you have to use those skills it's easy peasy.

I love life today, even though all the kids and even the husband are sick. I have this feeling in my belly, sort of excited and nervous like going up, up, up on the roller coaster, approaching the top...

2 comments:

womaninawindow said...

Nice! nice to love things when they're balanced, even the sickness figuring in.

david mcmahon said...

Sounds like she's made a great start.

Hope the rest of the family is better

Thank you for the generous comment on today's Verse And Worse post!