Wednesday, August 24, 2011
School days....3 year old class here we come!
I have been horrid about Leeza's blog. With facebook, it's hard to make time for both, but I need to get better and at least include the highlights.
School started and Leeza , after being in the 2 year old classroom for 2 years due to her birthday being 4 days after the cutoff, has moved up to the 3 year old classroom. All her buddies from last year moved up too, and most of them also turn 4 in September so it's really perfect. I adore her new teacher as well, and I have known her for a few years as she's also a past running buddy.
I have made the pledge that we will not be late, Leeza is not going to sleep in, we will be there at 9. She is going to go 3 mornings a week, and stay for lunch bunch. Next year is VPK and she will go 5 days, so I still selfishly want to spend time with her the other 2 days of the week where we can explore the children's museum, and perhaps take gymnastics or kung fu or do something else that interests us. I really do cherish this time with her, even though sometimes it's very trying on my nerves. :)
I adore her lil preschool class. Leeza really is a smart lil girl and incredibly social, and school is very good for her. She needs to learn that if you are mean to your friends, they won't want to play with you and you can't act like a brat if you want people to like you. Those are what I hope she takes away from preschool anyway. :)
The funniest story ever happened when driving Sean's new carpool home from middle school. I am driving a new carpool this year for Sean. There are 2 8th grade boys (besides Sean) and McKenzie is in 6th grade. We went to meet her Sunday, she seemed really nice. Leeza, ever so social, asked if she wanted to play and they went into McKenzie's impeccably neat room and when it was time to go (like 10 minutes later) Leeza cried like she was losing her best friend. It was hilarious.
McKenzie gavae her a stuffed animal squirrel and talked about how cute Leeza was.However, fast forward to Monday afternoon-when I pick up the kids.
They were all talking at once, and Leeza is so excited-my lord this child is a social being.
She yells LOUDLY...everyone SHUTUP, YOU'RE ALL TALKING AT ONCE AND I CAN'T HEAR WHAT YOU'RE SAYING.
I said of course, HEY HEY HEY, we don't use that word, not a nice word, we don't say that to which she responds that SHE CANNOT HEAR IF EVERYONE TALKS AT ONCE.
so McKenzie is sitting in the seat next to her and shuts her eyes. Leeza is like HEY MOM, WHAT IS THAT GURLS NAME THAT GAVE ME THE SQUUL? (She can't say her r's)
i said, McKenzie.
she goes MCKENZIE, HELLOOOOO WHAT ARE YAOU DOING???
Leeza says WHAT'S THAT? WHY ARE YOU SLEEPING? IT'S DAYTIME! PLAY WTIH ME!!
TO WHICH McKenzie responds..."doesn't she have a pacifier or SOMETHING?"
Chad, who I adore and is a great kid (who Leeza also has a huge crush on) says NO, she's almost 4.
Oh my, it may be a long year for McKenzie. :)
One more funny story I want to remember. We were at Target getting school supplies for Sean and ran into someone from his old school. I stopped to talk to the mother, to see her her daughter liked her new school. She asked SEan how he liked his school, and Leeza clears her throat and says "excuse me". Leeza said "ask me the questions you asked Seanie", so the lady said, "Oh, ok, did you start school today too?" Leeza said "yes", and then says "ask me my name" then starts to tell the lady ALL ABOUT HER DAY. Oh Leeza-a wallflower, you are NOT. :)