Tomorrow Calleigh will start preschool. She is attending an integrated Summer program in our district. It is only four weeks and she will be off again and start the full year program in September. I have very mixed emotions about her starting school. While on a cognitive level I understand this is what is best for her my emotions are not on the same page.
I am sure she will love it. I am sure I will get used to her being away but she just seems so little to be starting school four mornings a week. When the boys started preschool at age three they went two mornings a week starting in September. I kind of eased into the being gone every day school. This is just all at once.
On a side note, Calleigh's language has exploded since her surgery. She is talking more and more each day. She is repeating everything we say and her speech is getting clearer. We still have a to wait for her repeat hearing test but I feel very confident the surgery has made a huge difference in her hearing. I guess having "sludge" removed from your ear can do that.
So, with her better hearing she will head off to Pre K 3 and flourish. I will miss her but her progress will make it worth it. She has a new back pack (Pinkalicious) and a lunch bag and is ready to go. I have been telling her she is going to school. I am not sure she understands what I am telling her. She understands the boys go to school but I don't think she realizes I will be dropping her off tomorrow.
I will be sure to take lots of pictures. The boys (Ciaran in particular) think it's really cool she is starting school. Colin also finds it fascinating she is starting to talk. He keeps saying "Mom, she is saying real words now". Since she likes repeating all the boys find it funny to have her repeat words. Poopy, Pee Pee and Potty are top on the list :)