Jemma started preschool yesterday.
I knew she would be fine, well more than fine. She has been so excited to start going to a "real school". She has a late birthday (December) so she missed the cut-off for kindergarten this year.
I'm sighing in relief and she's bummed.
I did a co-op preschool last year with some friends, and she made sure this year, "preschool" was going to be held somewhere other than our house and friends' houses.
I don't think it's because she didn't enjoy it...(I sure hope not or all that work was for naught!) I think it's more that all her friends at church and from that preschool are starting kindergarten, and she's feelin' a bit left behind. How do you explain to a 4 3/4 year old that once you start school, that's your life for like the next 15 years...and it's a whole lot of work! Live up the free, no-homework life while you can!?
I had to practically beg her to get this pic. She was in the room, backpack in cubby, name tag on, and working on a puzzle before I made it even halfway through the door with the boys.
Doesn't she look so grown-up?
Where has the time gone?