Childhood: first day of preschool

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Childhood: first day of preschool

My gorgeous girl, you took a big step this week. In fact, we both did.

Preschool. So exciting. So much to learn and discover.

Your first day went well. You arrived with a spring in your step and a smile on your face. We were very proud of you.

I know you missed me, I missed you too.

You were tired. It was a long day for you, and it was hot. Really hot. You wanted me at rest time, but your teachers told me what a grown up girl you were, understanding that it would soon be time to go home and settling down for some quiet time.

You were so happy to see me at pick up, and I was so pleased to see you.

You told me about your day, gradually. At first you assured me you had done nothing, all day. Which made me realise just how grown up you are!

Slowly, details emerged. You had gone to the park and painted and played with play dough. You had listened to a story about a cat, with buttons.

You went back today, happy.

I’m relieved.

I know it will take you a little while to get used to this new routine. It’s going to take me a little while too.

First Day of Preschool

When we moved to the US you were only a few months old. I look at you now, so grown up, and I wonder at where these past three years have gone. So fast, so busy, so fun.

I am very grateful that I have been able to spend my days with you, and for all that it has been hard work and exhausting, it has been a privilege to watch you grow.

I wish so much for you in this exciting new adventure of yours.

My beautiful girl.
 

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47 thoughts on “Childhood: first day of preschool”

  1. Ah, bless her she did great eh? My eldest starts pre school every morning next week. But, it’ll be a slightly different one for us as shes been in private daycare since age 1, so shes used to 10 hour days at nursery twice a week – this will be every day but 3 hour sessions. I hope she’ll love it. I’m going to miss our mornings together! x MMT #brilliantblogposts

  2. Very grown up indeed and fascinating to hear how hot it is after your dreadful winter! Best of luck getting used to the two of you getting used to the new routine. #BrilliantBlogPosts

    1. In our city preschool starts at three. Some centres have a rolling admission from 2.9y but the school we chose follows the school year age requirements, so my daughter couldn’t start until the September after she turned three.

  3. Aww bless her Sara, your wee girl is growing up so quickly! Love her big smile in the photos and so glad that she enjoyed her first day at preschool although I can imagine that it must have been quite bittersweet for you.

  4. I love how they always say they did nothing but gradually you start to learn more about their day as they let things slip out as they chatter #MyCapturedMoment

    1. She told me yesterday that she had missed me a bit, but hadn’t cried… She was so excited when she left, she’s settling in fine :) My boys never wanted to leave nursery…!

  5. Aw! EJ started pre-school this week too although it wasn’t quite the same as he is going from being full time with his daddy monday mornings and his grandma wednesday afternoons to doing pre-school at those times instead. As such it isn’t as big a change for me as it is for him. Also he’s done really well I’m assured but I’m impressed that you got so much detail out of the wee girl – EJ never tells me anything he’s been doing and JJ never used to either (and still doesn’t!). Argh – they are growing up so fast!! Xx #loudandproud

    1. I was surprised too, although it all came out in random chatter, so I had to be paying attention :) I’m glad EJ is doing well too x

  6. Oh I’m so pleased that she seems to have settled in Sara. In my experience, it’s us mums for whom it takes the longest! Bless her she looks pretty chuffed with herself, no wonder you are #loudnproud :)

  7. Ah Sarah, there she goes!! I hope she had a great first day. She looks so excited and happy in these shots and I love the little backpack on her back. This could not be any sweeter!! All the best wee girl on your new adventure xx

    Thank you for linking up to #MyCapturedMoment xxx

  8. It’s amazing that the Wee Girl’s in pre-school already, she looks so excited to be off on her new adventure. She looks so grown up with her bag on her back in her pretty dress. What an exciting milestone for you all. Popping in from Magic Moments.

    1. Thank you, she’s really loving. The first couple of days were a bit up and down, but this morning she ran in, so excited!

  9. Aww… so beautiful. I think for me or rather for Ethan, pre-school are the best! They get to learn so much just from having fun all the time. Your beautiful girl will have so much fun this year. :) x #magicmoments

  10. oh my goodness this is such a special moment! … big hugs to her and massive hugs to you! … its such an amazing milestone yet one that still is a little sad .. all grown up!
    Thanks for linking up with #MagicMoments

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