So, Maya's first week of school is almost over. And she seems to really be enjoying it. As I said before, that first day she didn't want me to leave her at school. She was a little timid, which I totally expected. I thought about her all day, even though I knew she was ok. I wondered how often she thought of me and missed me, since I thought of her all day and missed her. Don't get me wrong, I'm glad she is in school though. I was getting a little worried about her just being at home all day long with me and Nadia and not playing with other kids her own age. She needs interaction with other children her age. Plus we need our time away from each other!
Anyway, she rode the bus home that first day. I wish her school was just a little longer. She gets home at 2:30pm, smack dab in the middle of Nadia's normal nap time. Anyway, I met her at the bus stop on Monday. I shouldn't have worried about her at all. She got off the bus and said, "Mommy, you don't have to take me to school anymore. I want to ride the bus everyday!" LOL I asked her, "So, you aren't scared to go by yourself?" She said, "No, of course not! There is a teacher on the bus who will take care of me." in that "Mommy, don't you know this?" voice of hers.
This morning, when I took her to the bus stop, I waited after she got on for the bus to turn around so I can wave at her. She didn't even look back. *sigh* That kind of made my heart tear up a little. What a big differnce from a year ago, even just 6 months ago. At preschool, she would still not want me to leave her, even after being there for almost 2 years. At the time that was frustrating. Now, I am kind of sad that is over. Well, not really, but just a tiny, tiny bit. Guess us telling her that this is a school of big kids really sunk in. I am SO glad that she is enjoying school and not making a fuss over getting on the bus all by herself each morning and afternoon. But, I thought that we'd have to take her in the mornings at least for the first week.
The schedule definitely is making both girls tired though. I have to make sure to get her and Nadia to bed at 8pm, at the latest! On Tuesday night, Nadia crashed at 7:15pm. She only had a 1/2 hour nap in the afternoon since I had to wake her at 2:15pm to get Maya at the busstop at 2:30pm. That was really hard on Nadia, but I think she is getting used to the schedule. Today, had lunch by noon, and she was asleep by 12:30pm. Had a solid 2 hour and 45 minute nap before I woke her up. And she woke up happy, which was wonderful to witness!
Maya is ok, as long as she is in bed by 8pm. Tuesday night she stayed up until 9pm because she was waiting for Chris to get home. Wednesday, she was a mess after school. So much so, that she had an accident. For the first time in over a year, she didn't get to the bathroom in time. Poor girl. And this was towards the end of the afternoon, so my patience was thin as well due to Nadia just having a meltdown after meltdown. And I lost it with Maya after her accident. I felt miserable afterwards, and gave her extra hugs and kisses and apologized. She did too, but I told her that she shouldn't be sorry, it was an accident and that's all. Sometimes I am too hard on her and I know it. I have to remind myself that she is still just a baby, relatively speaking. Anyway, both girls were in bed by 7:30pm that night. And even still, this morning when Maya woke up at 7:15am, she said, "I woke up too early." HA! We say that about her every morning!! And yet, she argued with me tonight about staying up later. No way, girlie! Maybe tomorrow night I told her, since no school on Saturday.
Let's see, what else...oh! Already she is giving me those typical answers to those questions every parents asks:
"So, how was school today?"
"What did you do today?"
"What did you learn about today?"
"I don't remember."
ARGH! I thought that I wouldn't have to deal with such answers for at least a few years! The child thinks she's a teenager! I have to specifically ask:
"What did you do at math time?"
"What story did Miss Mac read today?"
"What did you do for art?"
"Who did you play with at recess?"
And even then, I get one word answers. Of course, right at bedtime, when I'm nursing Nadia, she decides to sing me the song that they did at circle time today:
"There were ten in a bed
And the little one said
"Roll over, roll over"
So they all rolled over
And one fell out"
I had to stop her and remind her that it was time to go to sleep. She said, "Oh, I forgot. I'll sing it to you in the morning, ok?" Forgot! Child, you're in your pjs, in bed, the lights are all off and I'm nursing Nadia next to you. How can you forget it is time for bed?? She makes me laugh when I'm not rolling my eyes at her.
Times like right now though is when I wish her bed was a regular one (she has a loft bed) so I can go and cuddle her while she is sleeping...