The adjustment to preschool is probably more for the parents’ sake than the kids, really. Miles LOOOOOOVES it. He is Mr. Jabberbox the rest of the day, and I try to piece together phrases here and there to figure out how it went, but tonight I got some “Don’t push Travis. Don’t hit Leah. Don’t push Allison.” I kept asking questions to find out if he got in trouble for this, but didn’t get too far. I guess it’s not too bad that we got through this week of preschool and it’s only Tuesday. I really wonder if there will be a day I don’t drive away with tears in my eyes as I think how quickly time flies! But then I go home to the most eager little 2 yr. old to play with his momma. This morning Jack sat on my lap and we drank coffee together as I checked my e-mail (and he listened to his favorite song–Ooh Aah by Grits on the “tumpooter”). It was a precious moment, and Andy snapped a pic.
And here’s what you’ve all been waiting for…Miles and Jack
We’re teaching Miles to say “Hi” back to people when they
say hello first. Here is how it has
gone: Jack will say “Hi Miles”…I will
say: “Miles, say hi back.” Miles: “Hi
back. Bye back. See you later back.” Last night before bed: “Good night back.”
Now that Miles has gotten the “special treatment of going to
school,” as far as Jack is concerned, he is milking it for all we’re
worth! This morning after Miles went to
school, Jack was upset, and I said what would you like? “Ice cream cone.” Quite the honest answer
from a 2 yr. old at 9 am…so he had his next favorite, coffee. (No fear, Jack’s growth cannot be stunted!)
We replaced our goldfish, Dorothy (if you’ve ever watched Elmo’s World, you’ll know where the boys got the name), who had died while we were in Brazil. I don’t know that the kids understood what happened–we kept forgetting to pick one up, but when I did yesterday and brought her home, Jack just exclaims “DOROTHY!” She’s a third of the size of the original, but I guess as long as she’s orange, they don’t know any better.