Monday, September 10, 2007

Another vote for uniforms...

Last week was the kids' first week of real school. Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:30-11:30a. So far they are loving it. I am amazed when I peek into their classroom. Amazed by their teachers. Amazed by how well the Montessori approach to education really fits each of the children for a different reason.

As much as Meatball is really growing from his time at school, the adjustment has also activated an OCD flare-up. Though he has never been officially diagnosed, it is only a matter of time. The first day of orientation week, Meatball insisted on wearing a button down dress shirt and a pair of khakis. I thought it was pretty cute and both he and Porkchop went off to school all dressed up. The second day I chuckled and they wore another dress shirt. how endearing. By, the fourth day they had run out of dress shirts.

This morning Meatball had a meltdown because he did not have a dress shirt ready to wear to school. He had to have one (I won't even get into the collar position and required buttoning procedure.) I ended up having a little meltdown of my own where I finished with my sobbing, "I will not be ironing everyday for PRESCHOOL!!"

7 comments:

KellyLynn said...

KT, did you get any pictures of the 1st day of school? It sounds soo cute, but i am SURE i would melt down also. My twins has their own " color" one is the blue guy the other is the Red guy. they can't deviate from these colors if they are avalible. Gets annoying and crazy some days, and cute and fun other days. remember DEEP BREATH!

Jenni said...

Oh dear! Ironing is evil. I would cry too.

valerie said...

All of my ironing is kids clothes - can't believe it! I hate ironing.

Are you going to tell us more about the school and how you ended up there? Weren't you home schooling, or was that just Skaterboy?

Sorry I don't comment much, but I enjoy reading. :)

Cakes said...

Yes, I was saving my big school post until I can find my computer cord for my camera!! UGH! If I don't find it by tomorrow, I'll have to go buy a new one.

julie said...

I think that is just too cute. Though, my kids wear uniforms and I must admit it is AWESOME!!!

Anonymous said...

hey, its been a week of nothing to read. Stop ironing and start posting!
Mel
xxx

Carmen Van Kerckhove said...

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