Having been made redundant in the first trimester of my pregnancy I had no job to return to once my maternity leave was up. Having twins made looking for a new job impossible so the decision was made for me to stay home with the girls and enjoy their growing years being on hand all the time for them. I have loved this opportunity although I am looking forward to a bit of me time after such a long stint as a SAHM.
After our initial form-filling appointment at preschool in July we have been left to our own devices to get ready for the Big Day, so on a sunny walk to the shops I heard the children playing in the preschool gardens and asked the girls
‘Shall we go and see the children playing at preschool?’
They walked with me to the fence along the gardens and instead of running to the fence to see what games could be played they both hid behind my skirts and cried! Help! I have an SOS on my hands here, a complete refusal for anything that is connected to the word pre-school. Not only that I only have 28 sleeps until our big day arrives!
My first reaction (apart from the horror of two clingy whiney girls) was to buy some ‘I love preschool’ books to read and a quick search brought up the following three that I thought would be good
We are now waiting for these to arrive and hopefully my little ladies will be more suitably proposed to the idea when the time comes after seeing some of their favourite characters going to school and having so much fun!
We have bought the Peppa Pig school with Miss Gazelle and all I can do now is hope that ore the next month they get more used to the idea of doing something different than usual.
I am 100% positive that both of them, once over the initial shock will love preschool. Once they settle they are friendly and lively and mix easily, they love to play and they love singing, listening to stories and playing in the garden so all of these activiites rolled into one should make a great time for them I’m also really pleased that each child will whilst at the school will have their time recorded in a My Unique Story book where parents and family members are actively encouraged to join in and write in the same book, special memories and moments along their school journey.
I for one can’t wait for the ‘Works of Art’ to come home and be proudly pinned up on the wall. One of my favourite preschool presents from Thomas and Megan in their day were two beautifully painted terracotta flower pots ready for use on the patio, Megan’s an array of brightly coloured flowers and Thomas’s a picture of Batman (hero at the time) flying through the sky and saving the world from destruction, perfect for my herb garden!
Hand made Christmas cards cannot be beaten no matter how much money is spent, Easter chicks, Mother’s Day keepsakes and end of year concerts, I am ready for the lot so just got to make sure my treasures want to go too.
How are you preparing your children for this big step in their lives?