And, we’re back! I have determined it is much easier to blog about children you don’t have yet but desire terribly, than it is to blog about the ones you have and must clothe and feed daily 🙂 That being said, I’m overjoyed to be on the “busy doing” end of the spectrum where time and energy to blog are diminished, but the laughs and messes and kisses virtually wipe out all memory of the “busy waiting” phase.
Anyway, Glory had her first day of school! But this statement requires explanation. In December Saige started talking to Miss Betsy, our developmental therapist, a skill she had been hiding from Betsy for months. This led to Saige being dismissed from First Steps developmental therapy. Shortly thereafter, she met all the goals set for her by Miss Kendra, the physical therapist, which meant she was done with PT as well! Betsy and Kendra continued to come provide therapy for Glory up until the week before her birthday, February 24, at which point Glory aged out of First Step services.
In order to receive speech and physical therapy, Glory now attends the school system’s developmental preschool which by God’s grace is housed at the elementary school that Emet attends. She is enrolled in the afternoon class, which is from 11:40am to 2:30pm Monday through Thursday. Jamin has been attending Little Seeds Preschool, which is not far away, but begins at 11:45am and ends at 2:15pm, MWF. So, we made the difficult decision to move him to Parkside as well for the remainder of Pre-K. This means that on M-Th, Parkside has 3 Magnuson kids, and I only have 1! It is so weird.
Both Jamin and Glory started at their new school last Monday, on Glory’s 3rd birthday. Glory loves going to school, and is wasted by the time I get her home. She tries telling me a little about it, but it is difficult to understand when I don’t have much context to go on. Jamin seems to like his new class alright. He misses his friends at Little Seeds, and sent them a letter last week. He isn’t talking about any friends in particular, but he loved the dental unit they did last week and came home with some cute crafts.
For me, this new system is working out well. Saige gets to talk to me all she wants and more 😛 She wants to know when she gets to go to school, but is content to do the grocery shopping alone with Mommy. Hopefully we’ll get used to these changes soon and incorporate some play dates into our schedule!