Out of the Loop

October 16, 2007 at 8:06 am | Posted in Sophie stuff | 1 Comment

It’s an interesting thing when your child starts getting older.  Learning how to walk and talk and talk back….I look back at pictures from a year ago and am amazed how much Sophie has grown and changed.  A lot of it had to do with the addition of her brother, I think.  Having him  home has really pushed her out of her shell and she has evolved into an outgoing little minx.

She started preschool about a month ago (YES I KNOW…..MY BLOGGING IS VERY LAX) and she is really loving it.  She has asked on a few occasions if I’m going to leave her alone.  Which I think partly stems from our trip to Korea.  It was the first time we left her for an extended period of time.  She still has some night time requests for one of us to sleep in her bed as I think she wants to make sure we are close by.

But the preschool thing….it is strange and amazing that she has a small block of time to her own.  With other adults to be responsible to and peers to play with.  She is learning songs that I cannot sing because I’ve never heard them before.  So she becomes my teacher so we can share the things she has learned.  She is enjoying art – she even finger-painted.  Doesn’t sound like a big deal but this girl has serious issues with textures in food and touch.  I was amazed that her teacher said she dove right into it without hesitation.

I’m so proud and thankful and relieved that she is having fun and excited to be at school.  Here is a shot of her first day:

That was just after I explained that school is for big girls like Sophie but not for Mommy or Henry.  She was a bit unsure (ya think?) with the whole being left idea until I explained how the day would go.  Pretty much they sit on a rug and hear a story, then play a bit, do some art, clean up toys and finally have a snack.  I told her I would be there to pick her up after her snack:

And I’m not sure if all was right with the world because I was going to pick her up or if it was because she would be getting a snack.  I’m sure it’s a bit of both.


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  1. Wow…you’re really bringing back memories for me of when Tessa started preschool. It’s a little scary & exciting knowing that our kids are having experiences without us, particularly when they’ve been home with us almost every day since birth.

    At least in preschool I knew who Tessa’s friends and their parents were. In kindergarten, I’m still trying to catch up.

    I just met her new best friend Emma for the first time yesterday. They’ve been best friends since late August on the first day of school.

    Sophie’s adorable and I’ll bet she’s charming everyone! 🙂

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