Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Can I Play Too??

Today was Bella's first day of preschool! I hardly slept a wink last night and was a nervous wreck before dropping her off but I put on my happy face.

When we pulled into the parking lot, she popped out of her seat and exclaimed "I am so essited!" with her best excited expression. Then told me she was going to have a good day today!

We gathered up her backpack and nap mat, which she insisted on carrying, and began the walk to class. Cuz, she's a big girl, you know!

Bella started to get a little apprehensive with all the kids running around and the few who were crying. When she saw her best friend's mom, she immediately asked where Mitchell was and I knew she'd be okay once she saw him.

We went to her class where she met Miss Valorie and I started to see Bella panic but she kept her cool. Very brave. She went to Miss Valorie, let me kiss her tiny button nose and I forced myself to let go of the grip I had on the door frame so I could leave.

I am so proud of my little big girl! I'm also sad for me! But I know that she'll gobble up everything school has to offer and I'll get lots of stories when I pick her up.

Do you think they'd let me hang out there if I tell them I'm just exposing my unborn baby to their fabulous school early? No? *sigh*


MomSquared said...

Oh my goodness, she is way too cute!

I think I was more sad than the kids were when they went to daycare for the first time. I sit around working and missing them all day and they are just having fun playing all day.

Guru said...

She is very cute. I wasn't sad when my kids started school, but I realize that that puts me in the minority of people.

Trinity13 said...

Such a big girl she is...you must be so proud!

T-girl said...

OH SHE IS SO CUTE!!!!! Absolutly adorable!

I SO do not want to think about this, I know in no time at all my little one will be there also! :( I wish we could keep them little forever... well sometimes! LOL

I think that is a fabulous idea, if the balk at it you just hand them a microphone and put headphones one your belly. Seriously, how can they prove you are lying? Course the little bean in you belly will probably be like "what the... MOMMY? WHAT are you doing out there?" LOL

tallulah said...

Lie. Tell them you need to complete 52 hours of observation before you can receive your early childhood development degree. That should do the trick...hee hee!

Jennboree said...

Ha! I love that one, Tallulah! It could be a lie by association since my sister deals with early childhood development, right? :)

MeesheMama said...

I can't imagine. Well, most days I can't imagine. Way to go, brave mama.

s@bd said...


I just don't want to think about this.