|My toys are lame compared to THOSE toys|
My husband had a late morning meeting off-site, so he was able to come to the open house and meet her teachers with me today. I enjoy having him meet people with me since it seems to end the need for people to question me about why my daughter is so tall.
|Don't worry Daddy, I still blame the nose picking habit on Mommy.|
Right now there are only 6 two year olds in her class, which is awesome because that's a 3:1 student teacher ratio. Even then, I have no idea how they do it all. I can barely handle giving one toddler lunch and getting her down for a nap, but 6-8 of them at once? Witchcraft has to be involved, right?
We stayed at the open house for about an hour to let Faith get comfortable in the classroom and she even sat on one of the teacher's laps, so I'm going to take that as a good sign. Her first day is next Tuesday and I'm hoping I'm not the first parent called to come pick up their kid early because they won't stop crying. I fully anticipate getting that call, but I'm just hoping I'm not first.
Her "school" is just one day a week from 9am to 2pm and she gets to do crafts (what kind of crafts do 2 year old do??) and lots of playtime, then lunch and a nap. It's going to rock her world. I hope she realizes how awesome life is when your day always has a nap time.
Her school starts next week, so that gives me 2 months of one day of the week with 5 hours of free time. I don't even know what I'm going to do with myself.
Eventually, I will use Tuesdays as a day to go grocery shopping with just the baby or to schedule baby doctor appointments since they go so often for shots at first. Tuesdays will eventually be my "I only have to run with the single jogging stroller today!" days, which I'm sure will be a nice change from pushing the large double stroller.
The best part of this school thing isn't going to be my free time (which will be sweet, don't get me wrong), but how exhausted it makes Faith. Even just an hour there seemed to really tire her out (2 hour nap and easier than usual bedtime for the win!), and when she is there all day her nap time will be shorter than usual and I'm betting that will be an early bed time day. I love early bed time days.
|I'm thinking of new ways to make Mommy's life harder, don't worry|
Yes, she is just eating the insides out of all those ravioli in that picture. It's her new thing.
Random aside: There are like 14 two year olds in her whole classroom (but no more than 8 are there on any given day of the week) and the only double name is Faith! I was so shocked to see Faith's "name apple" on the bulletin board say "Faith K." and have it next to a "Faith F." At least they aren't there on the same days of the week so it shouldn't be too confusing for her, but it struck me as hilarious! I really thought I had picked a less common name for her, whoops!
I had to take today off from both running and walking because the rib pain is pretty bad again (stupid toy car incident!) and I had a bad night last night. I'm hoping to wake up feeling better tomorrow and be able to run. At this point, even I'm getting tired of hearing my whining about rib pain so it needs to go away already. Feeling sorry for yourself gets old really quickly so I might move on to Plan B (Code Name: Pretend Nothing is Wrong).
|If you laughed at this, then we'd probably get along|
Which would you rather have: a dislocated rib or a job being a teacher for a room full of 2 year olds? I think I'd rather have the rib issue. At least there are drugs for that and I never have to wipe bodily fluids off a kid to which I'm not biologically bonded.