My Husband "Subvet" says that when our first son "Sonshine" was born the sun rose on our world, when our second son "Gator" was born the sun laughed and when our daughter "Sugars" was born all the flowers bloomed. That says it all.

"Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...
It's about learning how to dance in the rain."
Anonymous

Your mind is the garden, your
thoughts are the seeds, the harvest can either be flowers or weeds. — William
Wordsworth

Thursday, August 30, 2007

First day of preschool

Hooray! We made it through our first day of pre-school for both boys. Now Sonshine went to this same school last year but this was Gator-boy's first experience.

Everything went great for them. Sonshine's teacher is totally cool with the potty training difficulties so I'm feeling much better about that.

What I wanted to tell you folks tonight was about the other parents at school.

They were what I call "Paparazzi Parents"

I thought I was at a disco club with all the flashes going off in the halls of that school. Now, the older kids started earlier this week and the 5 day a week preschool kids as well as the MWF preschool kids all started yesterday. So the only ones "documenting" their little darling's first day of school were 2-4 year olds who only go to "school" two days a week. I mean really---give me a break here! He isn't leaving to study overseas for a year.

This one lady took the cake, all the icing and even the ice cream on top....

I'm heading out the door after making sure each kid got into the correct classroom then pulling the old "duck and run." I'm getting good at that! I notice this older lady just hanging out under the tree by the door. I really didn't think much of her really. I'd gotten there early and snagged the coveted parking spot directly in front of the door so that I wouldn't have to drag kids and stuff so far. As I'm starting the car I see this lady pull out a video camera. So I look around to see what she's taping. Boy and Mom are walking from the parking lot...about 20 yards away. She tapes them all the way down the sidewalk...makes boy stop in front of the doors and smile...then follows them in the school and down the hall....tape running the whole time.

I was amazed, simply amazed.

6 comments:

jennifer said...

Why on earth??? Wonder why kids think that the world revolves them?

MightyMom said...

ya think???

jennifer said...

Hey I meant revolves around them!! Haha why on earth would I make mistake,, let's see emailing and reading blogs and twirling the hair and planning the trip, oh and thinking of the word verification test soon to come!

MightyMom said...

I've had a post in mind for awhile about that letter verification test....you've just inspired me to actually write it....

some blogs I go to I have to do it, others I don't..the worst ones are where it's black letters on a grey background.

jennifer said...

Write and you will get tons of responses! I know that many feel this way!!!

I thought that penofjen was just a handle, but with the word verification I may need to take notes soon!

Linda said...

I believe that I have a couple pictures of the girls taken AT HOME on a couple of first days of school but nothing like the major Hollywood epic-portion things that some parents do these days.

Is it any wonder that children now grow up thinking that it's all about them or don't understand when it isn't? Don't get me wrong, I love my children and am very proud of them but I don't get carried away and never have by making big productions of every little event.

I can only imagine what sort of movie they're going to make upon high school graduation or going off to college! Gadzooks!!