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Tuesday, July 13, 2010


The little biscuit is trying out preschool again today. Granted, she'll be in a class of only 5 kids with 3 teachers on hand to help with every interaction. Granted, it's being held at her OT place. And, granted, she's only going tomorrow to try it out. But, WE'RE GOING BACK TO SCHOOL! This is amazing progress. We didn't think we'd be able to try out even this special school so soon.

Ana loved her preschool in Pittsburgh, and I'm hoping for the same love at this school. I know that she will have 3 great people watching out for her and taking good care of her. Ana is excited - we set out her backpack, picked out her clothes (including Ana-chosen accessories), and talked about what her day would be like. So what's my deal?

I feel like I have 1st day Mommy syndrome all over again. She has been a real pain in the booty sometimes (and somedays a lot of the time) here in Austin, but my muscles are still locking up at the thought of dropping her off - away from me - tomorrow. The non-stop princess play also seems to have turned my brain to mush - I can't think of a single thing to do with myself tomorrow. Okay, that's not true - I could clean the house, paint, or weed the front bed, but that's not going to happen!

I think the thing is that I know how much love I pour into her each day and I can't imagine her being as cared for without me. But, I know we have chosen well, and while it might not be a Mommy's love, it will be another kind of love. We are piecing together the village that will raise our child and she will be stronger for the experience.

Off to find my Kleenex now... (only slightly exaggerating, by the way)


Shenanigans said...

What an amazing school opportunity for Ana! Oh, I hope she loves it loves it and that her mommy quickly discovers she can quite enjoy the break. Can't wait to hear more about it.

Crazy Cathcart said...

I am keeping my fingers crossed for you and Ana. I hope you like the newest members to the Village.

Things for you to do...Read a book, get a pedicure, take a nap!!! Call me if you need more suggestions!

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