Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Preschool! I now have 9 hours a week all to myself.

The day has arrived - my little two are now both in preschool. Sarah started on Monday, and goes five days a week. You can just see how eager she was to let me take her picture!
I tried telling her that when she's older she might want to look back at these pictures and see what she looked like at not-quite 5 on the first day of preschool. Thing is, when Sarah doesn't want to hear it, you can't tell her anything. Sigh. (Although this morning, she did ask if we could do it again, she might like to have a picture to look at - is it terrible that I told her no?)
Jason, on the other hand, was more than willing to cooperate! He seemed all ready and happy to go, and let me take LOTS of pictures :) I love his sweet face. Happily, he has the personality to go along with it (yes, my love affair with my youngest continues - he's back to his sweet self most days!)
Now while he willingly let me take his picture, he wasn't so keen on getting out of the car when we got down to the church. Jason seems to think that if he covers his eyes, he disappears. I felt really bad prying his hand off my leg and making a run for it, but I know that sticking around wouldn't make it any easier on him - or me.
I felt a bit better hearing from some Facebook friends that he seemed fine, sitting in his classroom :) When I picked him up, he was all smiles & excited to show me what he'd colored that day, and said he was ready to go back this morning. Today went a little easier for both of us :)
So yesterday morning I had coffee with a friend, and ran some errands alone! It felt a bit like I'd lost something, not having anyone with me. Jason's been my buddy for almost 4 years now, and it's very quiet without him here. I know we both need this though, I need a bit of time to myself (I get less and less done as the kids get bigger when they're here!) and he needs to take those first steps, make some friends, and learn some things - otherwise I'd have a lazy teenager who knew nothing but how to play all the Lego playstation games....
So this is my second morning alone! Even Matt's in the office today & the house is eerily quiet. No rest for the weary though, there's no food in the house and I have a garage full of cabinets and doors that Matt's built that won't get painted unless I get moving. Happy Wednesday!


  1. I love how you used the chalkboard with all your kids. They are so cute! Enjoy your time! I bet it zips by!

  2. Oh how weird and exciting for you!!

  3. Only 9 hours? I send my kids to full-time preschool when they are 3!! No wonder I keep having more babies :)

  4. Your little buddy is THE cutest!!

    Enjoy your time!

  5. I'm a new follower!

    That is awesome! A few hours to yourself. That is something I can't wait for! :D

  6. I felt the same way on Tuesday when I dropped Ian off....naked!!!

    But yesterday, I got so much done!!!!

    Happy Labor Day Weekend!


  7. I bet it feels weird. I had a taste of it last year when both of mine were gone for three hours on a Friday. I spent the first day in the parking lot! Sounds like you have made much better use of your time.


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