“Preschool is so cool – but I wanna go home – but I love preschool …”
… to be continued in January. 😉
Lots of laughter and about the same amount of tears we shed this week. And with ‘we’ I’m talking about ‘Timan’, myself and maybe also the Hub. But what did I learn? Or better what did my little tot learn?
Being a big boy can be a lot of fun, but sometimes it’s sooo nice to be Mommy’s little ‘snuggly’.
This week was all about ‘creche’ (preschool).
1. Finally the Hubs was off for 5 (five!!) days in a row. I didn’t believe this would happen ever again. LOL. He hasn’t had a single day off in 2 (two!!!) months. What a relieve for all of us. And ‘Timan’ was beside himself with joy. Me too by the way. 🙂
2. The three familiarization days in ‘Lakres Bel Eau’ (the preschool) started middle of the week.
Day #1 was quite ok, the Hubs was still off and we all went together. ‘Timan’ was looking forward to go. When we were there, the tot … hmm … kind of agreed to stay on his own. But he was very happy to see us in the afternoon.
3. Day #2 didn’t go well at the beginning. ‘Timan’ didn’t want me to leave at all. And cried, and begged me to stay …. and cried and held on to my clothes … and cried some more. So I stayed for a couple of hours. When I left he cried again. And inside myself I cried a little too. I was told by the teacher the crying didn’t last long and he had a good time after all.
Just before he fell asleep that night he told me he has made a new friend, Corin, his first girl-friend. Way to go little one. 😉
4. I really enjoyed the way to school with a great view over the harbor area and the islands close by.
5. Day #3 was all right again. The tot seemed to get used to all the other kids. He was still begging me to stay and shed a couple of tears when I left, but was all right soon after. And he was very proud of his art work when I came to pick him up.
6. But I think sometimes ‘Timan’ felt a little left out because he doesn’t speak ‘Creole’. The teacher however reassured me that he will pick it up in no time from the other kids and be able to speak like anyone else in school within the fist six months.
7. And finally I had a blast being myself again during these three days. It’s so nice to go shopping without a little tot, talking to people I met in town without someone pulling me away, cleaning the house in peace, having some time for myself. I was loving it.
8. Of course I missed my little one
for a couple of minutes terribly, but I know he was in good hands. I’m looking forward to next January, when ‘Timan’ starts preschool full-time. Happy times lay ahead of us. 🙂
9. Now I will put up the dark curtains again, so the sun won’t wake up ‘Timan’ too early and sleep in until … maybe 6:45am?
Have a good weekend.
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How did your little one handle the familiarization days for preschool or kindergarten, being away from the family?
Posted on November 11, 2011, in 'Timan', Bilingual, Fears and Anxieties, Hubs, Mommy, Preschool and tagged Creole, the first days without mommy, the way I see life. Bookmark the permalink. 14 Comments.