She has never been to daycare/school and doesn't really get the chance to be around other children her age much... so I was very nervous about sending her off to school. I grew up with a sister who is now notorious for crying for years at school, lol. I was bracing myself for the worst, maybe up to a month of crying? But, guess what, Audrey loves school! Or as she says: "sss-chool!" She didn't shed a single tear and was so happy to be there. It's been so good so far! We even cut out her naps and she's been fine and sleeping early like a normal toddler should. She was sleeping close to 1am every night before this week. Now, it's more like 8:30pm and up by 7:45am, just in time to wish daddy a great day at work every morning.
I have to drive her to school in the mornings. We do have a school bus option, but the route they take is about an hour+ ride for her. Just doesn't make any sense when we're only about 10 minutes away from the school. Would you have your child sit on the bus for 1+ hours when you are that close?
Anyhoots, I am so proud of my little monster. She woke yesterday morning and said: "Mommy, I wanna go to school!" When I dropped her off, there were already 2 kids in the classroom bawling their eyes out. Audrey took her backpack off herself and hung it in her own cubby and went off with the teacher. Such a big, independent girl now. They really grow up way too fast! I'm so happy that she enjoys school and is learning in a structured environment. She even came home yesterday singing a new song! So cute!
So, this is for my little one - she may be terrible little monster sometimes, but she truly is one of a kind!
Tomorrow, her class will be working on their first arts and crafts project. It's a family theme! I can't wait for her to bring home her first piece of artwork so I can laminate it and frame it and treasure it forever! It's kind of fun being a school mama, being excited about little things like that and being creative with her snacks everyday. :)
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