Tuesday, September 7, 2010
The Night Before Pre-K
-New school clothes organized and 1st day of school outfit picked out - check!
Madeline chose a dress that we bought that came with a matching dress for her doll.
-School supplies on supply list bought and brought to classroom the night of open house - check!
-Earlier dinner to aim for earlier bedtime - check!
-Tubby-time and clean sheets for a squeaky clean child tomorrow - check!
-New shoes, new dress, new undies & socks laid out for the morning - check!
-Madeline's doll dressed in matching 1st day outfit (no, the doll wont be going to school) - check!
-Beginning of year paperwork filled out, check for milk money, note volunteering myself as room mom all in back pack - check, check, check!
-Freezy packs in freezer ready to put in lunch & snack containers in the morning - check!
-"Teacher Survival Kits" packed up in small gift bags for teacher & teacher aide (school-themed tissue pack, apple scented anti-bacterial gel & strappy holder thing so the gel can be connected to a tote bag, Tylenol, bar of "emergency chocolate" and "tension tamer" herbal tea . No, I am not trying to suck up. I simply remember many of the very thoughtful parents I had when I was teaching) - check!
- Love note/picture to tuck in Madeline's lunch - check!
I am excited and sad about Madeline going back to school. I don't know if I should jump up, click my heels and holler, "Woooo hoooo" or if I should ball up in bed tonight and softly wipe away tears. This is how I am before Pre-K, what will I do before my little girl starts kindergarten?? I guess this is what motherhood will be like from now on as I watch Madeline grow and reach various life milestones. All I ask, Madeline, is please slowwwww down! It is going way too quickly!