Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Finally...The First Day of Preschool

My oldest and Sera have been going to preschool for almost 3 weeks now.  Matilda was waiting patiently and kept asking when does she go to her school. Today was her day. She was pretty excited, but I knew when we got there she wouldn't want to leave my side. She's always been my shy, clingy one.  Luckily for her, this preschool has a parent stay the entire time for the first day. (Definitely doesn't feel like a first day to me...more like an orientation). Matilda had to stay within 3 feet of me at all times.  

It was a great morning, nonetheless. She has a great teacher and assistant. She's only going 2 times a week for 2.5 hours, which is probably good since she likes to be my sidekick the majority of the time. 

Why different schools for my twins? Definitely not my ideal situation, but I had to do what I felt was best for Sera. With her speech delay, she was able to sign up with the county preschool and receive her speech therapy while at school. It's great for her and she really excels in this type of situation. On her first day almost 3 weeks ago, it felt like just another day of school. She was eager to go--in fact, she was up early that morning. She woke me up and told me she needed to "pack" (her snack).  She's excited to be around other kids.  Ironically, she's an angel at school while she drives me bananas at home. Like I mentioned on my last post, she will push every one of my buttons daily. However, at the end of the day, she'll give me the biggest hug.

I tried to get Matilda into Sera's school, for they do take "role model" students (that's what they call them), which are basically kids that are not on an IEP. Unfortunately I was one month too late signing her up, so I was on a waiting list for her to be a "role model." #9 on the list. :(  So, that's why my twins go to different schools. They are so different and independent of each other that I don't think it bothers them.  In fact, I think they tend to play more together at home now that they don't see each other as much. Sera is in school 5 days a week for 2.5 hours.  I feel like half my morning is spent in the car driving, but as long as they are happy, I'm happy.

Matilda will have her first day of preschool next week without me, so we'll see how that goes. Most likely, she'll have some tears--which usually gets me a little emotional.

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