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.
They’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.
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.