Who knew that preschool could change us so much? My day used to consist of getting up at 6AM to get the kids dressed in time to get my husband to the bus stop on the way to school and then come home and serve breakfast. Then the rest of the day depended on how tired we all were and if we wanted to go anywhere. Usually we would watch a movie and wait for the sun finish coming up. Then when it was warm enough we would go outside and play or go and find a park. After the park we would have lunch and naptime and play some more. We had freedom to go places, participate in MOMS Club and spend the day in Seattle. Now we are quite limited in what we can do in a day.
Three hours three days a week is all she spends in the classroom but I find now I can’t make plans during that time unless it’s something quick. I hope I’m not the only parent that does this but I have to remember that it’s a school day at get her to class on time. I get wrapped up in doing something and then look down and realize it’s time to take Zoe to school. Three hours just fly by way to fast. I turn around and find that it’s time to go and pick her up. Then we have all of the extra things that come with school movie night, field trips, plays, and open house, I had no idea that preschool was just as involved as I remember school being. I feel like a mad minivan mom and it’s only preschool.
It’s not only about the schedule, Zoe is growing up and an exponential rate since she started school. She is talking to more people and not that shy little girl anymore. One of the teachers even surprised me with news that Zoe is one of the leaders in the class. She answers all of the questions and keeps the conversation going. WOW, my little girl is way more outgoing than I am and I couldn’t be more proud. I just wish there was a slow down button in the growing department.
But don’t count Miles out either, Zoe is teaching him everything that she is learning. I know he would love to be in school too but I’m enjoying the three hours I get to have every day with him. We go shopping, and out to places that are close enough for us to have some fun and get back to pick up Zoe in time. It is so much easier being able to go to the grocery store or Costco with only one child instead of two. Miles has also been a huge help in my reviews. Check out him and the Dyson Animal. I’m very lucky to have to smart outgoing children who love to help me clean the house.