Today was Maya’s first day of preschool.
I felt like I should cry or something…but I didn’t.
I also felt like Maya should cry when I left. But she didn’t.
I also felt like Maya should be THRILLED when I came through the door to pick her up. But she wasn’t.
In the end, it was kind of like every other day. But with more kids. And less of a mom headache.
On Saturday, I went to Target to buy some snacks and stuff so that Maya wouldn’t be the weird kid eating a steak or some other ridiculously adult food on her first day of school. Also, nothing breaks up a long drive home like 700 fish crackers…
I’d like to say there’s a good explanation for the jagged teeth marks on the packaging, but there really isn’t.
I also bought Maya some fancy new nap stuff…like a beautiful pillow (she’s never used one before) with a sprinkles pillowcase and a cupcake blankie. This will come into play later. Stay tuned.
I forced Maya to pose for pictures outside. This is as good as it gets:
She refused to smile. I promise she wasn’t upset. So then I tried for the action shot…
The teacher told us that she should not wear anything that we’d worry about ruining or getting dirty. I’m assuming she doesn’t realize this is as dressed down as Maya the fashionista gets. Those shoes are from Walmart, for crying out loud.
I KNEW Maya would not take a nap. I tried to bribe her with new blankies and such. Word on the street is that she was kicked out of the nap room after 10 minutes for singing and doing somersaults. Typical.
She was removed and taken to the non-nappers room where she was “all over the place”. She can’t be tamed.
Maya made 2 new friends today, as far as I could tell. One was a little girl (2) who held her hand and showed her how to line up and such. And made sure she sat still during lunchtime and didn’t touch the toys when she wasn’t supposed to. Very helpful. Her other friend was a little black boy (4) who is in love with her. He helped her down the slide, patted her hair, and held her hand. He later told the teacher that Maya is “just like him”. Black, I’m assuming.
Maya’s hair was full of leaves and twigs when I picked her up, which I take as a good sign.
I tried to take a picture of her before bedtime to round out this post, but then she climbed over the back of the couch and fell. So I got distracted.
Aren’t you so proud of my constant blog posting??