For quite some time now, the lil’ dragonlady had seemed ready to join her brother and cousins from the school runs she makes with my folks. She would tag along to their classrooms and try to blend in with the older kids. Being more advanced in her speech development (as compared to her brother), I was somewhat more assured that she would be able to speak up when required. So when a space opened up 2 months ahead of the original schedule, we sent our littlest one off to school!
Officially joining her bigbro in school
At drop off, she sensed that something was not quite right when everyone seemed to be overly enthusiastic about ushering her into the classroom to join her brother.
Yup, she knew.
Thankfully it didn’t lasted too long and I left shortly after performing some due covert action.
Got the teacher to update me on how she was coping while I was away, and was really heartened to see her having a good time.
Part two of covert action when I returned during lunch to check on how she was doing. It think it helped tons that she was rather familiar with the teachers and environment. She can also understand instructions and could convey (almost entirely) what she wanted to her teachers.
She fed herself pretty well at lunch and was happily helping herself to more fruit from the teachers.
When it was time for shower, she asked for help to carry her bag before moving off to the bathroom. After shower and change, she could make her way back to the classroom under the teacher’s instructions!
I was beaming with pride from a little distance away!
For the first few days, we do not usually leave the kids there for too long in the school.
When the lil’ dragonlady saw us at the door waiting to bring her home, she was so excited she ran over and opened the door herself!
No matter how much fun they may have in school, the kids are always thrilled to have their parents pick them up from school. Priceless moment!