Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Waiting for the other shoe....

I haven't really posted about the whole preschool transition thing for two reasons:  as usual, I am totally swamped with work & life AND it has gone so smoothly that I'm waiting for it to suddenly be more like I expected.  (I am furiously knocking on wood, throwing salt over my shoulder and biting my tongue as I type this, by the way.)

The first drop-off, I kind of hovered for 5 minutes, but Charlotte was totally nonchalant.  When I kissed her and said that I was going she was like, "Uh-huh," and kept investigating the kitchen/real life play area.  Whatever that's called.  I explained to her that I'd be back soon, and that her little pony was in her backpack if she needed something from home to cuddle.  "Bye, Mom," she said.

It's been like that every day.  She's not into transitions, which took me by surprise, but shouldn't have.  I'm the same way.  I lament and worry and freak-out into the lead up to a big change.  (And so did Charlotte.)  And then when the time comes, rip off that damn band-aid!  So while I was sort of surprised that Charlotte was shoving me out the door, I probably shouldn't have been.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Twas the Night Before Preschool...

preschool supplies - tiny buddy from home, extra clothes, a million papers, snack money

Charlotte and I were talking at bedtime, and she said she's a little scared about starting preschool tomorrow.  "Why?" I asked.  "What are you scared about?"

"Well," she said.  "I'm scared that what if I am dressing up and I dress up like a scary monster and all the kids run away and I'm a scary pirate and I say 'Argh!' and all the kids hide?"

"You could try not dressing up like a scary monster.  Like, maybe try to think if what you are going to do or say might be scary to kids, so then don't do it," I suggested unhelpfully.

"What if I go to the dress up clothes and put on a scary bear costume and growl at kids?  And then they all run away and get in their cars and go home and then the teacher comes and it's just one kid, and I push back my bear hood and she says, 'Where is my class? Where are all the kids?' and I just say, 'I don't know?'"

Ummm.....I think someone is a little nervous about making friends tomorrow.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

QOTD - Mama's a good cooker

"This burger is SUPER AWESOME!"

burger = crispy tofu, with cheddar cheese and bacon on a hamburger roll, with a little honey mustard.  She asked for it again today.