Thursday, August 09, 2007


Daggone, I really never expected Sweet Pea to be this excited about going to school until she was actually attending for a while. I guess it's good that we didn't get there to check it out until right before the school year begins.

As I mentioned in my previous post, we were there on Monday to talk with the Admissions counselor and to observe a classroom. On Tuesday I had to swing back by because somehow between our classroom observation and the time we got home our information packet, which included our application and other important paperwork, vanished - so I had to go get another one. That night I filled out the application, computed the tuition & other starting costs, moved money between accounts, and wrote the check. Wednesday we went back yet again to drop off the completed application and money, to make sure that Sweet Pea would get a spot.

Which means that we were at the school three days this week. Sweet Pea wanted to go back to the classroom on Tuesday and Wednesday when we were there.

Then this morning, she decided to take matters into her own hands in order to get herself what she wanted. While I took my morning shower the girls were in the shower too, and Sweet Pea washed herself - three times, just to be sure she was clean - and even washed her hair herself. She'd never done that before, and it's really quite a feat considering how much hair she has. When we got out she actually dressed herself willingly and stood still while I brushed and secured her hair out of her eyes. I praised her every step of the way, because the helpfulness and willingness to be groomed were amazing behaviors, especially first thing in the morning.

Once we were all clean and dressed and ready to go downstairs and make breakfast Sweet Pea said, "Okay, I want to go to school now, Mom."

Ha ha ha ha ha! I'm so glad that she's so into this, and even though I am stressed about getting the paperwork taken care of in time and getting her new shoes and etc. etc. etc., I am right there with her in the excitement department. I think she is going to blossom in the classroom and I'm so thrilled to see what will come next for/with her.


The Pizzitola Family said...

Yeah!!! It's so nice to drop them off. Rebecca's doing 2 days a week now, but next month...3 days!!! Yeah!!!! It'll be great and when you see her excitement when you pick her up...makes it so worth it.

Christina said...

That's great! You've raised her to be confident and sure of her abilities, so I bet she'll do a great job at school.

Stahl family said...

I miss my babies already just thinking about dropping them off at school 3 days a week. Especially my Ellie--she's never been away from me that much. I'm more worried about me than her!