Sof started Tutor Time today:( She went for a short day to ease into it because I have to go back to work next week. She rose to the occasion as I knew she would. Certainly there is a part of me that wishes I was home all the time and could take her to prechool a few days a week instead of real daycare, but that's not the reality of our life. I have to go to work, and she needs to be cared for from 8-12:30. So, she's going to Tutor Time and I'm sure we'll be very happy there. My nieces both went there and they are fabulous! It was a great day to start because one of the little girls was having a birthday, and Sof loves a party! She had cupcakes and came home with a little gift bag. Too cute. The child was adorable and so excited to tell me that it was her b-day. I had a whole conversation with this child(who was a head taller than Sof) and she was clearly so ready to move up to the preschool program. It wasn't until later that I really connected the fact that this child was only 2 months older than Sof. I really forget she has delays most the time. Her small stature, her language, and her demeanor all fit together. I really am not worried at all about her catching up, it's just sad to think of the time she's lost. Overall she had a great day and I know she's going to benefit from the structure, kids, and education. Everytime I leave her she proves to herself she can do it without me. That's the whole goal of parenting...giving your kids the power to do it on their own. But, everytime I come back I prove to her I'll always be there.
First of all, how cute is the name "Preppers"? That's Sof's class which is 2 1/2 -3 1/2 year olds. Second, how cute is it that they made her a sign with all the kids handprints on it to welcome her! Love it!