Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Let's Go To School!
We did it, after a long drawn out talk and lots of thinking. Brian and I put the quads in daycare. I was going to be a stay at home mom, but honestly; I just can't mentally do it. I love my kids more than anything, but it's so hard. And after the kids visit with Dr. Escobar (the Developmental Specialist) we thought this would be the best for them socially. It will give them great learning opporunities, a chance to get out of the house and play with other kids their age, and give Brian and I a chance to work outside the house.
So far, the kids love daycare. Drop off is a bit rough, but I'm sure they don't stand at the door and scream too long. They have shown me they can independently walk from the car to the door and all the way to their room. Today when I arrived for pick up they were able to show me how they turn on the sink (which is at their level), wash their hands, dry them and throw their towel in the trash. It's only been three days and I am so proud. Their teacher is great, I'm so happy they have her.
Drew is doing great at preschool. He can write his name independently now. He's so proud of himself. While doing his homework last night he wrote all the way to letter "I" without help. Keep in mind they have only gone to letter "G". He can write some other letters of the alphabet but really only likes to do the ones he's learned in class. He's counting to 13 and then it tends to get a little hairy. :) It's really been funny; Drew has been singing a lot and I am hearing the quads starting to sing with him. Although Emma knows most of her alphabet and counts to ten on her own already.
Brian and I have just been busy with work. We have some ideas with home projects, but are most likely going to wait to tackle them until the babies are "not so messy". :) I mean, really there is not point in replacing the floors when the babies just want to break a bottle of tobasco sauce on it. That stuff stains!! Just incase you didn't already know that. We'd like to paint the kitchen, but then you have to do the counters and so on. Planning to go to Wisconsin for Thanksgiving. I'm very excited. Quads turning two, turkey dinner, and my family. Can't get much better.
Time for bed, this mama has been up at 5 A.M. all week and I AM TIRED!