Along with turning 4, it’s been another big change for Bailey this year. She has started preschool! (mama’s heart is breaking just a little bit as I type that.). Honestly I didn’t think I was ever going to put her in preschool. Just love having her with me as much as possible. (I think the fact that I worked full time the first 2 years of her life really makes me treasure and hold on to every stay-at-home-mom moment with her more than maybe I normally would have). And I keep having this dread, this feeling that once real school starts, she’ll be gone for good. 8 hours a day away from me, then I’ll blink, she’ll be donning a cap and gown and moving away to some crazy out of state college like Alaska or something and my baby girl will be gone forever! Ok, i know that’s kind of dramatic, but it’s how I feel sometimes. Just like everything is happening so fast and too quickly and I just want to stop time and cherish every single moment while I can.
But of course that’s not possible. So growing up and preschool, here we come! She’s been looking forward to it for months (once we finally made the big decision). And i know it’ll be good for her. She has some speech problems and I really think this will help her tremendously. And of course she is the most social little girl, so it’ll be fun for her!
Right now she goes 3 mornings a week and she just finished her first week and loves it! Here she is on Monday, her first day!
Bailey and her friend Sophia in the same class
making a necklace that she loves to wear now. when she got home that day i asked her about her new friends. she couldn’t remember any names, so i asked what some of the kids looked like. she said one boy had “polka dots on his face and orange hair”. haha! i guess that must be the cute freckled, red-head next to her
The first week has been great and I haven’t been as sad as I thought I might be. Kind of impossible when I see how happy it makes her! And something I’m loving is the one-on-one time I’m getting with Georgia. She’s never had that and it really is special just spending some time with her!