Thursday, June 12, 2008

Cameryn's going to preschool

I have been so forgetful and lazy about doing my blog lately that there are so many things that happened awhile ago that I'm just now remembering that I wanted to put on my blog.

I signed Cameryn up for a preschool. I wasn't really sure if I wanted to do that just because they can be so expensive and I really doubt that they make a difference really. I'm sure once the kids are all in 5th grade that you wouldn't be able to tell who went to preschool and who didn't. Anyways, I was going back and forth when my mother-in-law, Robin, said that she would pay for it if Mike and I wanted to put her in a preschool. I still wasn't really looking into it too much though until a friend of mine said that she was going to check out this one for her daughter (who is around Cameryn's age).

I decided to check it out with her and I really liked it. It is a small classroom so there are a ton of kids which I really liked. They had all sorts of toys for boys and girls and they also had dress ups which Cameryn went right over to. They do crafts, story time, snack time, outside play on this nice playground and they have a big black top with tons of tricycles and other things for the kids to ride around on. They of course do the usual school stuff of learning their ABC's and numbers. They do fun field trips and lots of other events that the whole family is invited to. The two women in charge were really nice and it is held in a church, which I think of as a plus. It's pretty inexpensive too. I liked it so much, my friend and I put down our reservation fee so our girls would already have a spot saved for them for September.

I probably should have checked out more places, I guess cuz that's what people normally do but I don't care. It was small and close and cheap. What's not to like? So, I'm kind of excited about it and nervous. I think she'll do really well. Cameryn does good in a classroom setting. I am always hearing praise of her from the leaders of the Primary. She'll even say prayer during her classes.

Her birthday being in September has become kind of annoying now. The cutoff here for entering Kindergarten is August 31st. At the preschool it's Sept 1st and her birthday is Sept 2nd. They have gotten pretty strict with those deadlines now too. I'm not to upset about it though cuz I really don't have a problem with waiting another year for her to start school. If I fought and got her into Kindergarten in the year she turned 5, she would literally be the youngest in her class. I would rather her be one of the oldest by waiting till the next year to start her. She would have another year to mature and be really ready. I don't really know why I worry about it sometimes. I guess I worry about people thinking something that I don't want them to think, like she isn't smart or whatever. I don't know... I'm just worrying like usual about everything that I don't really know about. I have no idea about any of this stuff and I don't even know where to begin, which is probably why I signed up with the first preschool I saw, though I still don't regret that so my good feeling must have been for something.

I am excited about it though, I can't wait to take pictures and pick her up on the first day and let her tell me all about it. I love being a mom!!

1 comment:

Jessica said...

She will have so much fun in pre-school. I think that with all that goes on now a days kids get bored during the day and want something to do. She will have so much fun. I love that picture and her cute shirt!!