Ted and I took Faith to her very first day of school. It wasn’t nearly as sad as I thought it might be. She had lots of fun. Not really playing with other kids, but all of the new toys were very exciting to her. She played with about 5 different things over the two hour time we were there. It was really pretty funny. One of the other students has 13-month old twin (brother and sister) and Faith played more with the little boy then with anyone else. Then she was introduced to a little boy in her class named Isaac, which she later called “Buddy”, and decided to go to the kitchen area with him. He quickly decided the kitchen was boring and found something else to do, but Faith stayed for about 25 minutes, doing the dishes, putting the dishes away, making cupcakes, getting out the clean dishes and serving people around the room.
Then she tried cleaning up the dishes again, but the 13-month old girl came over and started to play. So Faith immediately went up to Mrs. Matteson and said, “Ms. Mattson this baby is ignoring me and messing up my table…” and continued to go on for quite a while. Mrs. Matteson just picked up the baby and continued on her way. It was pretty funny.
I personally think Faith’s teachers are a couple of Grandma’s who are too far away from their grandkids and are getting their grand-baby fixes. But I think they’ll be great and love the kids completely. Later Faith found another friend by the name of Jackson. Anyway, the two of them played rather nicely together with a marble/wooden toy for quite a while. After we left and were coming out of the elevator Faith said that Jackson was going to call her and tell her “I love you”. Isn’t that funny?
It’s interesting that she only seemed to want to play with the boys. She talked with a couple of the girls but got easily annoyed by their inability to follow directions. Hmmmm. Anyway, it was very nice. And we’re looking forward to a fun year of preschool.