My (almost) three year-old started preschool this morning.
She will be attending two mornings a week and we are all happy about it. She loves the sense of independence, the chance to learn and play in a new environment, and the friendly teachers. I love that she’s learning important social skills like sharing and self-control, along with the alphabet and the names of the days of the week.
Not that I expect her to follow exactly in her older sister’s footsteps, but this year of preschool was very formative for Avelyn and we saw her grow and change in so many positive ways, so we are hoping to foster some of the things in Karenna as well.
I have always been the kind of mother who is ready for a little break from my children every now and again. It does us all good and I am excited to see them again, to hear about what they did and learned. I do have quite a few friends who wait until their kids are older to do preschool, or even those who bypass it completely and just enjoy those early years at home with them. I wish I were one of those moms. But I am not. And that’s OK.
What about you? Did you put your kid(s) in preschool and activities the minute they were old enough to attend, or did you let them linger at home for as long as possible?