Shea is going to be going to preschool this fall. Being the youngest I think I could stick her in junior high and she would socially adapt. Does she know her letters and numbers… nah, but heck she’s bossy and opinionated, knows what she wants and loves to color – so why wouldn’t she fit in?
We headed over to her open house today at ELCM (the web site that I manage) with Reilly and Kate who have all attended this school. They had a lot of advice for her and the most notable piece came from Reilly. “ahhh, Shea I don’t want you to panic or get scared but I have to tell you something about the three year old room that’s going to make you nervous (I cringed at the thought of what was coming out of his mouth. I looked in my rearview mirror and saw Shea sitting up big and tall in her car seat with her five point harness and her Cinderella gown -still my baby – and Kate and Reilly larger than life and looking SO old in their booster seats. It was a vision that is stuck in my head b/c they are growing up SO fast it’s scary). The three year old room Shea is in the downstairs and it definitely has the loudest fire alarm.” Kate piped in “Oh, yah, it is definitely really loud and it will scare you when it goes off.”
I looked in the rearview mirror again watching Shea try to process the information – I think it was lost on her and she probably heard “Shea blah blah blah blah scared blah blah blah blah loud.”
Once she saw the play-doh and met her teacher she moved right in. I think it’s going to be perfect for her. What a blessing to have her just downstairs every day of her life. Working from home is great b/c I can hear all the goings on and I can hear how their day is going even though I’m not actually there. I just feel like I know the kids better because of that. Having not worked in an office full time for about seven years has been trying at times but I wouldn’t trade it for anything. I’m blessed in that regard.