Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Kiah's first day of Preschool

Kiah started preschool on Wednesday. Kiah is attending a MWF afternoon class, to prepare her for full day kindergarten that starts next fall. It was a fun day for Kiah, but a sad, tear filled day for Malea. Kiah of course loves it, but Malea didn't understand why I wasn't taking her picture (so you see the result - a picture of Malea with her backpack on too), why she couldn't play on the playground, or wear a name tag, or stay and play with all the fun toys. Males cried most of the time Kiah was gone. I can't say it has gotten any easier. She at least knows now that she can't stay, and we've tried to go a few minutes early to play on the playground - but, dropping Kiah off at the door with Malea not getting to stay is still hard. Any suggestions??? I am hoping to start a one day a week afternoon "preschool/playdate" with a few more her age (that don't take afternoon naps.) We'll see how that goes.
Update:  So, after we found out we were expecting twins, we decided to take Kiah out of preschool and leave her home to help out!  She was a little sad, but I tried to explain how much I needed her help.  It turned out to be a great decision.  With no kids in school, I could do whatever I wanted to do that day.  Which ended up being just about nothing outside the house.  But, we had a lot of fun at home! 


sararndt said...

Cute girls! Maybe you can do your own preschool for her when you get home for a few minutes? Start her on an art project or something so she knows it's just something special for her and you?

Jaimee said...

Sure miss these great girls. Kelsey misses you Kiah!