No Preschool Tears for these Two Two-Year-Olds

by Susan

Olivia and Sophia at Preschool

It may be because they have each other or it may be because they both desperately long to do everything their older siblings do… but our two two-year-olds were completely ready to start Preschool.

PreschoolThey’re both still rather young because of their fall birthdays — although only Sophia actually looks her age because Olivia takes after Jackson in the early-growing department — but their age didn’t hold them back. (Where we live in Canada, the school-age cut-offs are done by the calendar year, so they will always be on the younger side of their classmates.)

Janice and I took Olivia and Sophia to their “Preschool Orientation” last week and they loved it. They jumped right in and started playing.

Yesterday they both had their first “real” day of preschool — without Mommies — and they didn’t even consider tears or long, sad goodbyes. They both ran in, hung up their coats and got to the business of play.

(Their easy adjustment and lack of separation anxiety was quite the contrast to the struggles Julia had in her first year of preschool.)

Janice shot lots of pictures of all our children’s official “first days of school” and we’ll post those soon. Also, you can friend us on Flickr to see them even before we post here at 5 Minutes for Mom.

Sophia Climbing

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We’re delighted that our littlest ones have taken this big step into school life, but we both do feel the to-be-expected mommy-sadness as we watch our babies grow up.

Written by Susan Carraretto, Mom Blogger and co-founder of 5 Minutes for Mom.
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Susan Carraretto and her identical twin, Janice Croze, created 5 Minutes for Mom in 2006. Susan loves all social media, but her top addiction these days is Pinterest. She recently published a children's book titled "The Pest Detectives" which you can download now in digital format for free.

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1 Amber Strocel September 9, 2010 at 6:37 pm

Wow, this is a big year for you – one starting kindergarten, the other starting preschool. It’s so exciting and bittersweet all at the same time, isn’t it?

I hope that the beginning of kindergarten has been (will be?) just as smooth as the beginning of preschool!


2 Susan September 9, 2010 at 11:02 pm

Yes Amber, it is such a big year… and I’m feeling it all this week! It’s been rather emotional.

Julia has started Kindergarten too and I’ll be posting pictures soon. It also has been a perfect transition so far. All the tears are on my end.


3 Chanel September 9, 2010 at 10:16 pm

That is great that their first day went so well. My daughter has been going to daycare since she was once, so I’m sure going to preschool will be an early transition for her. It is good that the two girls have each other. That always make things easier.


4 Susan September 9, 2010 at 11:03 pm

Yes Chanel, daycare would make the transition to preschool so much easier!


5 Mimi September 10, 2010 at 9:39 am

They look like they are loving being at preschool. My kids have never cried heading off to school. They always loved going…until they get into high school. Actually, my 2nd daughter isn’t even going to school her senior year. She’s taking college classes online instead! My oldest DD did the same thing and went into her first year of college w/ enough credits to be considered 1/2 way through her sophomore year! The time seems to speed up as they enter school!


6 Susan September 10, 2010 at 12:40 pm

Wow Mimi… you’ve clearly got bright girls. That’s wonderful that they’re such fantastic independent learners.


7 Elena September 10, 2010 at 11:23 am

Great! ….some times I wonder… Is it really the children that “don’t like school”… or it’s just the “fear of mom” that wants simply to “protect” children and wants them to have fun all the time? My son went to preschool and first day I felt “betrayed” that he didn’t cry and was SOOOO happy…!! Moms are funny sometimes eh?


8 Susan September 10, 2010 at 12:42 pm

That’s true Elena, sometimes when our children seem so happily independent it makes us feel a little “replaced”. But since I had such troubles myself with separation anxiety from my mom, I’m always so relieved when my girls can feel confident without me.


9 Stephanie September 14, 2010 at 7:08 pm

They are so cute…and so grown-up too! I especially love that 1st photo – wide smiles all around.


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