Only 2 weeks after school actually started, Abby had her first day of preschool.
There were no tears.
Well, not from her anyway.
But she did cling a bit to me before I left.
She refused to smile for my pictures.
She acted rather strange (strange for her) when we got there and has been downright weird ever since. I never realized how much of a free spirit she was until now. She is definitely in her own little world. Someone asks her a question and her first response is “lady bug” no matter what. She makes funny noises and says “boo” when she isn’t comfortable talking to someone right away. And she does not stand still, even when standing still.
She insists one minute she doesn’t like preschool and doesn’t want to go, then the next minute she’s talking about it like she loves it. Today she tried to get me to bribe her to go when I was trying to get her out of the house.
She said “how about this, I’ll go to preschool if you take me to Taco Bell?”
She talks to her brother too much.
I think she’ll adjust. It’s harder because these kids had 4 classes together already and probably most of them had overcome their timidness and fears by now. I rather like the 2 1/2 hours to myself twice a week but man it goes by fast.
The one thing Abby is sure of is that she loves her new lady bug backpack. We received it from Stephen Joseph Gifts along with a lunch box that we put away for her to use eventually in Kindergarten.
They sent us their Quilted Ladybug Backpack and Vinyl Ladybug Lunchbox.
So cute and the perfect size for my little ladybug. The detail on the backpack is fantastic and both seem well made.
(Please forgive her outfit in the pictures below. She had a bad rash that kept her out of school and I had to keep her covered up in long sleeves and pants. To appease her, I let her pick out her clothes each day. Obviously.)
Stephen Joseph Gifts has quite a few great lady bug products, along with so many other wonderful and unique themed items.
Note: I received the backpack and lunchbox shown from Stephen Joseph Gifts. Opinions expressed are my own.