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Monday, March 21, 2011

First Love

Oliver told me today that Sogna, his classmate was his girlfriend. “Oh” I replied, “does Sogna know?”
“Yes, I asked her and she said yes”
“So what does this mean, that she is your girlfiend?”
“Well, we get to play together”. Pause. “And when I grown up I guess I know who I’m going to marry”
For a couple of days there was hand-holding before class and general closeness. And then. it was over. Just like that. No exclamation, instead “Can I have a playdate with Tiare?” Ruthless, I tell ya.

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Thursday, September 16, 2010

First Day at Kindergarten

Monday was Oliver’s first day at school. He seemed very non-plussed by the whole thing. When people asked him if he was excited, he’d say no! I couldn’t really blame him… It’s hard to be excited about something so unknown. Even though he had been to the school before it’s still all pretty new and daunting. Day two upon waking up his first words were “I don’t want to go to kindergarten!” Agh!
But brave little man, even though he was a bit clingy when I dropped him off, there were no tears. By the end of the second day he was perky and excited about what they had in store for the week. And each day he has new things to say about what’s happening at school and what’s coming up. Friday is stuffed animal day, very exciting. Ringo has been hugely helpful with the transition. I printed out a photo of Ringo for Oliver to take in so Ringo is always with him.

Lola had already started at her new preschool before the summer so it’s a lot more familiar to her. Still it’s a long day for her finishing at 3.30pm. She is enjoying it no end though and each day brings new tales of her friends and what she has learned - this week, her letters!

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