Thursday, July 31, 2008

High Hopes

I haven't blogged about this yet, but I found out last week that Grace got into High Hopes preschool 2 days per week. I am really excited, but I almost cried when I found out. Today we went to turn in all her paperwork and I gave her a glance at her new classroom, and I almost cried again.

I need to get a grip. Seriously, Jamie, you are not this emotional! I mean, I feel like I am sending my kid to a foreign country or something. Now, grace is a social kid and craves time around other kids, she is also very nurturing. I know this will be so good for her and she will love it, eventually. I am just hoping that the transition won't send me (or her) over the edge! She is going to be there Tuesday and Thursday from 8:15-3:00p. I just have to remind myself that she still spends the MAJORITY of her week with me. I just have this fear that she will think we've abandoned her.... Jamie, again, get a grip. This is 6 hours and 45 minutes, two out of SEVEN days a week. Ok, I'm back into reality for a moment.

High Hopes isn't foreign to Grace, they also have a therapy clinic and this is where she's gone for Physical Therapy since she was 6 months old. It is an inclusive preschool, which I love and Grace will be considered a 'peer model.' I mean, knowing her personality at all, you can tell, she's going to fall right into that role just fine.

So tomorrow starts tax free weekend, and I have a new appreciation for it. We are going out to buy her supplies, nap mat, lunch box, backpack etc...I really can't believe it. I hope I don't cry in the store and have to slap myself in the face in front of all the store patrons. That would be embarrassing. I'll blame all the emotions on the pregnancy...right?

Grace's first day will be Sept 4. She'll be in the 'butterfly' classroom. Sandra, her physical therapist will be able to just come get her out of class to do therapy when she needs it. Daddy will be dropping her off in the morning... (ha, ha, he gets the hard job!) and I'll pick her up in the afternoons.

Hopefully this will be a time of refreshing for me and something really fun for Grace to do. I am glad that she will be able to get used to it before the baby comes, and maybe she'll feel special because this is something only she can do, the baby can't. So we'll see. If it doesn't work out, we haven't lost anything, but it doesn't hurt to try. I'll keep you posted!

Oh, she needs a new first day of school outfit, right? Yup, that's what I thought! I'll try not to buy this one a the Goodwill. But do you know what awesome stuff you can find there?


Chelle said...

That will be wonderful, for all of you! And, I'll pray for you that first week. YOU WILL MAKE IT! :)

vergne said...

I'm sure that will be great for both of you! It will really help too once the new baby comes. I understand though that it's hard not to feel guilty though. Just remember that it's good for both of you. I'm sure she'll love it. some of the tears you can probably blame on your pregnancy for sure!

They've got some great sales on clothes going on now! Did ya'll have fun at the zoo? Oh, I loved your last entry about the personal assistant. =)