I think preschool is really the only “grade” you don’t have to be embarrassed about doing more than once. If anything, attending multiple years is bragworthy amongst the parents which makes for amusing chit-chat during pick-up and drop-off.
This year Cooper is at a new school, the one within walking distance of our house. It’s definitely a different crowd from last year as we’ve swapped parents smoking in their cars for parents that camped out overnight to get their kids registered. (I wish I was joking about this. For the record, I was able to just waltz in prior to open registration since Cooper was a transfer student. There are very few things I’m willing to wait in line overnight for.)
Cooper practically sprinted to preschool this morning, but then was his usual tentative self when we arrived. Ellen was really sad to say goodbye to
Cooper the preschool and burst into tears when we left. She wants to be a big kid so badly. Cooper gets to attend school for free due to his ASD, but I’m afraid we might need to save up or start a joy school so she can go to preschool next year. I won’t allow myself to dream about all the marvelous things I could do if they were both gone for a few hours.
After we picked Cooper up we met up with some friends to check out a new splash pad.
The kids weren’t actually interested in the water until I told them it was time to go, of course.
On the way home both of the kids passed out. Apparently being a preschooler is exhausting.