Tuesday, January 10, 2012

1st Day of Preschool Scrapbook

Thanks for all your kind encouragement and assurance for my last post on my anxiety being a preschooler's parent for the first time. It's really great hearing all your experiences! I can't wait for the day when our little pumpkin will come home excitedly and tell us about her day in school :) 楽しみね!いつかな~

A typical day in her Nursery 1 class involves a health check at the door, breakfast, class time, outdoor play, showers, lunch, nap-time, arvo tea, games and class time, sing-along sessions then home. A full day is probably about 8.30am - 6pm {because I get off work around 6pm}.

However, for her first day, we took her home after lunch. She was so tired by then and fell asleep in the car ride home! Made a digital scrapbook album to commemorate the special occasion :)

As time passes by, I hope to share more on her preschool education journey. Funny, sad, cute, crazy moments... Like I mentioned before, it is a learning process for me too. An important "lesson" for me is to learn to trust outsiders to take care of my child. I have issues with that because she means so much to me, and it is a maternal instinct to want to protect your child.

But I know I must learn to let go because the time will eventually come when my little girl has to spread her wings and learn to fly :) And I do want her to soar as high as she can~!

What lessons have you learnt since your child started school? :)

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Sarah Haney, M.A. said...

Too sweet, I love all of your pictures! I have a really hard time with letting others take care of my little ones too, it's so hard to let go but it needs to be done. They grow up so fast :)

Anonymous said...

Beautiful pics. Such a big thing when they first go off to someone else's care! I hope she enjoys it and you are able to feel comfortable leaving her x

Stacy said...

Oh it's a full-day program - my nephew and niece only go for 3 hours daily. Nice pics of her enjoying herself, but looks like her batteries were totally flat by afternoon!

Ai Sakura said...

Mommy of 2: thanks! love taking pictures haha

neesay: I hope I will soon :P

Stacy: it's actually quite flexible and you can put halfday too. just that I don't drive and during my lunchtime is her nap time.. we will just put her there for 3 days a wk or so.

EssentiallyJess said...

I won one of these digital scrapbookinb kits not long ago, and I haven't even played with it yet! You have inspired me!

Preschool sounds quite different over there than it does here. For starters there is no breakfast or showers! Plus I love the health check ideas; what a good way to keep everyone healthy!

Congrats on being a preschoolers mum! It's scary but exciting at the same time! :)

Misha - TheBlingBuoy said...

Beautiful, beautiful pics ... and the same goes for the sentiment. You know, even with my eldest daughter (who is 8 years old), I still feel a bit worried about leaving her at school sometimes, especially at the beginning of the year when she has a new teacher. Mother's instinct never leaves you. xo

Diana of Diana Rambles said...

Super cute...hopping by!

Aimee said...

I love the scrapbook album!!!

Veronica @ Mixed Gems said...

Lovely post, Ai. Your scrapbook is great. I keep wanting to record special moments and I struggle to keep on top of it. You re right about letting go. It's so hard. I did with my first when she went to Childcare at one but I still feel bad about it at times. But if we don't let, go, how can they soar?! So true.

Crash Test Mummy said...

What a lovely record you've made of her first day! So cute that she fell asleep. My girl was the same. It is hard to let them go, but they get so much out of it, and you have time to do something for yourself!

Daisy, Roo and Two said...

How sweet are those scrapbook pages! She will surely cherish them when she is older, or a mother herself!

Ai Sakura said...

Yes it's been fun with the scrapbooking software! So easy to use.. I'm gonna get more templates to try out. This might become my new hobby hahaha

Sannah said...

Gorgeous pictures, preschool is such a big step isn't it?
Looks like she had a great day :)

Unknown said...

So precious! She {and you} will treasure those in years to come! Thanks for sharing at Shine on Fridays!