A couple of weeks ago, Kenley started "school". We enrolled her in a Parents Morning Out program on Wednesday mornings - which for us may as well have been shipping her off to college because no one but family has cared for Kenley since the day she was born. It was really important to us, though, to get her a little more socialized. Sure, she's got her buddies and she's always been great around other kids. But, playing in the backyard with your parent's friend's kids is a little different than being in a classroom with tons of kids and teachers.
Kenley's first day & her cubby! Can you even stand it?
Kenley has only been in "school" for 4 weeks but so far it couldn't be going any better. The first day she walked in there with no problems - didn't cry, didn't care that I left, felt perfectly at home. She's made some little buddies and from what the teachers have told me is a very good little student. **WARNING** major mom-brag-moment coming up...the teachers even told me they think Kenley is advanced. Talk about a mom beaming from ear to ear! Of course I think she is the smartest, most beautiful, incredible child to ever live but to hear someone else compliment my baby in that way was pretty stinkin' cool! They've suggested we enroll her in the early pre-school program this fall! EEP! Because she won't be three until November she then wouldn't be able to start pre-school until September 2016 and they seem to think that's much too long to wait. Their exact words were "she's ready". Bah! My baby!
It makes my stomach turn thinking that my baby girl is already approaching pre-school, but, I am also really excited for this next stage. She has so much fun at school and I know that it is so good for her to be around other kids her age on a regular basis. Not to mention the fact that she has to take orders from someone other than us. But, I have to say, the very best part is the art projects that come home. That and when she runs to me and gives me a big hug when I pick her up.