Koma chose Frostys for her treat to celebrate the end of her first week. She loves preschool, already made several good friends and finds the “specials” like gym, music and library to be the highlights of the day. Great job, sweetie pie!
Unni’s teacher sent home a notice saying that Unni would be Star of the Week. It seems that the birthday month is when the special week occurs. The students are allowed to bring in meaningful items for show and tell. The teacher also encouraged parents (or grandparents, etc) to come in for lunch and then read books to the class. So after lunch together one day, Mom read one of Unni’s favorite authors… Mo Willems. Later in the week, Dad and Unni ate lunch together.
After months of having a non-stop friend, sister and playmate around, the return of Unni to school was kinda hard on Koma (something Mom hadn’t thought about really, yikes!) But, we managed to entertain ourselves by walking around the block one morning on scooter and foot which helped assuage the feeling of loss a little bit. Starting preschool will be a big help for our very social kid.
We made a trip out to the county fair last week and found plenty of entertainment for the girls. They helped to shake the cream into butter, they petted rabbits (well, one did anyway), they gaped at a magician’s ability to produce a bird out of scarves, they watched other kids hang onto sheep for dear life as the sheep raced around, they rode ponies (well, one did anyway), they watched the white tiger show, they ate cotton candy (somewhat better than deep-fried snickers), they rooted for their individually chosen pig to win the pig race (none of our selected ones did), and they not-so-secretly wished to ride the ferris wheel but (un)fortunately for them their parents are kinda paranoid about fair rides. So, they still have dreams of riding a large, but safe ferris wheel someday.