Norah started preschool at Sunrise Preschool. She was totally different than the shy child with major separation anxiety that she used to be! Last year – at her mother’s day out class – she cried almost every week when we dropped her off. She did great today! At her school, we just drive up to the door and one of the teachers comes and gets her out of the car. There were no tears and she has talked about school all day! You would think that I would be totally comfortable sending her, since I taught preschool for several years. However, it is a strange feeling to send her off and have no idea what she is doing for the 2 1/2 hours that she is gone! I know it is only 2 mornings a week – but it is strange.
Norah also started dance classes yesterday at My Kings Studio of Dance. Half of the class is tumbling and half is like an introduction to ballet, tap, and jazz. She hasn’t said much about it, but she came out smiling. She sure looked cute in her little leotard! Lucy and I waited in the lobby with the other moms and siblings. Interestingly enough, the other siblings were all babies who weren’t moving yet. I wonder, when other moms say to me, “Boy, she is sure busy.” Are they just making an observation or are they saying, “Why can’t that mom keep control of her child?” I would just begin a conversation with another mom and Lucy would be off and running. She was in and out of the dressing room, climbing on chairs, trying to lick the doors, eating crayons, chewing teddy grahams – then spitting them out, and screeching when she didn’t get what she wanted. I did take a bag full of toys and books, but that only kept her busy for a little while.
Check out Lucy’s hair. This is what it looked like when she woke up this morning. She must have had a rough night.