Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Ashlinn's 1st Day of Preschool

Photobucket All in all Ashlinn's 1st day of preschool went really well. She was understandably nervous at first, but after just a few minutes, told me I could leave for class and told Ryan he could leave shortly after. We checked on her later and her teachers commented on how friendly she was, giving them random hugs and asking any newcomer, including parents, what their name was. When I picked her up at the end of the day, she was excited to see me but a little disappointed that I had interrupted her story circle time.
Ashlinn was exuberant over the events of the day and took me over to show me her new cubby. There was a necklace in there that didn't belong to her so I watched her travel around to different children, addressing most by name, inquiring each about the necklace's potential owner. She then explained what a great sharer she was with all of her new friends.
It was a bittersweet day showcasing just how grown up Ashlinn is becoming. She not only looks less and less like a toddler with each passing day but acts less like one too. My baby girl is growing up and is ready to tackle the world one momentous milestone at a time. I came across the poem below and although a bit cheesy, I feel it sums up this day quite well:

“I wonder what you’re doing right now,
And if everyone is treating you kind.
I hope there is a special person,
A nice friend that you can find.
I wonder if the teacher knows
Just how special you are to me.
And if the brightness of your heart,
Is something she can see.
I wonder if you are thinking about me,
Or if you need a hug.
I already miss the sound of your voice
And how you often give my leg a tug.
I wonder if you could possibly understand
How hard it is for me to let you grow.
On this day know that my heart breaks,
For this is the first step in letting my baby go.”

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