I'm A Silly Mami: Preschool Orientation   

Friday, June 29, 2012

Preschool Orientation

IMG_8037This week has been quite the emotional one for me. Wednesday we started preschool orientation. We were there for about 2 hours, Thursday 3 hours and today 6 hours with me stepping out for a little bit each day but we only made it four hours today because she had a melt down when they tried to put her down for a nap. She fell asleep on one of the teachers and then refused to lay down by herself. Can’t blame her, it’s her first time so totally understandable. It was a good enough excuse for me to come get her early. I cried all day yesterday but I have been crying for the last two weeks knowing this day was coming. When I left her at school today I went home for a bit before I ran some errands and my home was so quiet. I didn’t like it. I’m lucky that her school is only 5 minutes from our house so I can check in whenever I want.

Buggy’s teachers are pretty nice and the kids were cute and funny but I just couldn’t stop thinking of what a germ fest preschool is. One little girl had a constant runny nose and the teachers didn’t see it. She had her boogies running down to her mouth and I couldn’t stand it anymore and wiped her nose. Honestly, I was totally grossed out. I just don’t like wiping other little noses and today one little boy had one and instead of asking for a tissue he just kept licking it or using his shirt. I couldn’t even look at him because I was trying not to gag. I’m just counting the days until Buggy has her first cold.

Next Tuesday is our official start date and I’m not looking forward to it even though she’s only going twice a week. I know that this is good for her and she needs to be around more kids her age but after waiting five years to have her, including an ectopic and a stroke, well, I’m just not ready to let her go. Buggy is only 2.5, it’s too soon right? Say yes Irene, it is too soon and girl I agree with you-lol!

Here are a few more pictures of her having fun at school. We just bought her a helmet for when she uses any of the ride on toys and she loved it so much she didn’t want to take it off.

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How did you and your little one handle pre-school? Was it harder for you or them?



  1. OK my experiences was just a tad different--- after teaching pre-K for 7 years -I left when my daughter was born...stayed home with her and when it was time for her to go to pre-K I was 6 monhts along with my son---so HONESTLY I was thrilled to have three hours to myself! She did great because she's a social butterfly---my son was nope IS the shy one...with him I did have a harder time letting go--there were no tears from either of us but IT was a lot tougher then with my daughter.-NOW she's going into middle school---I'M MORE SCARED NOW!!!!!!!!!!

  2. I have to go back 14 years ago..I was the one that handled it bad, I was crying, and he was like bye mama it really broke my heart! But we both got used to it!

  3. By the way, she looks too cute with that helmet - you-go-girl, safety first :)
    @Irene, after many years, I realized that I can't keep my little one in a bubble even if I could. That would be detrimental to her self-esteem and social skills. But I found that she does best in her own environment with children of all ages and cultures.

  4. I really enjoyed your blog, and I nominated you for the Liebster Blog Award. :)

  5. She's only 21/2? Why let her go if you're not ready? It's not hurting anybody if you wait another year or so. My youngest two never went to pre-school, so technically they never played with kids their own age until kindergarten...and they're fine. Just like their older 4 sibilings who did go to preschool because I was working. If it's emotionally draining for both of you, why not just put it off for a little bit longer? There's no rule book here...do what's best for both of you :)

  6. Hi Sharon,

    Buggy loves to play with other kids but she tends to stay close to me or wants me to join in. She tends to be shy so we are hoping this will help her a bit and if we see that its not or that she's not ready then we can take her out. That is why we are only doing two days. I would love nothing more than to keep her with me all the time

  7. Hi Barbara,

    Buggy loves to play with other kids. She is shy and sticks close to me. As much as it hurts me not to have her with me all the time, I know that this is what she needs-what we both need. If we see that she's not ready now then we try again later

  8. Hi Pamela,

    I;ve heard that is harder to deal with but it's nice that they are so confident and comfortable. I would probably cry like a baby-oh wait, i'm already doing that -LOL!

  9. Hi Pamela,

    I can totally see how you would totally need those 3 hours. Middle school - wow. goes by fast huh. Buggy tends to be shy so this is probably why we are starting her so early and with me there she won't leave my side. I know this will be good for her so I just need to suck it up a bit-LOL!

  10. Irene... you are not a silly mami! I dropped off my little girl who is 5 1/2 at church for a one week vacation bible school and I lost it. Mind you she's there every Sunday when I am in Church... It wasn't easy for me when my sons went to school for the first time either! at 2 1/2 ... for me is too early... however I did have my daughter in school at that age, but I was working there. I don't know what I will do when she starts Kindergarten at the end of August.

  11. Hi Carla,

    I just can't imagine Buggy being away for a week. I don't even like it for a few hours. Funny how they can drive us mad at times but we just can't bare to be away from them. wow, kindergarten - I hope you have a long summer with your little girl. I hate how they grow up so fast!

  12. I love that she didn't want to take her helmet off! She's the cutest!! Separating from your child is hard...give yourself a break and trust yourself. You wouldn't leave her with just anyone, you've done your homework, you know she is in good hands, and will have a great time! My daughter is almost 7 and she and I both still have separation anxiety...for real. It's hard because I want to be everywhere she is and know everything she is doing, but the joy of watching your children grow is seeing them become more independent. Cry if you need too, then hug her tight when you pick her up ;)

  13. Hi Irene, I have to admit my boys went to daycare at a young age but only because I was working outside the home. I cried, they didn't. They loved being around the other kids. I just missed them terribly! Like you, I would show up and watch. It helped soothe mt heart and with time, it became easier and the tears dried up. Yours will too! Till thn, know you doing something wonderful for Buggy! You are exposing her to other children, helping her adjust to a new world and raising a beautiful young girl with great fashion sense to boot :) - the helmet is adorable on her!

  14. thanks Alexandra - so many times we as moms saw we need a break but I hate being away from her, I hate missing a moment. I think I'll be having major separation anxiety-LOL!


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