Saturday, January 10, 2009
Daphne's first day of REAL primary (sunbeams) was this last Sunday. I realized half way through sacrament meeting that I had no idea what she was supposed to do or where she was supposed to go. I didn't know who her teachers were. And I hadn't prepared her for this change AT ALL. Our family had spent the entire month of December sick sick sick. Strep, sinus infections, ear infections, chest coughs, runny noses, and 2 rounds of antibiotics to get rid of it all. So neither child attented nursery for the entire month leading up to the new year. I suspect they may have done some sort of preparation in nursery and may have even sent something home with the kids, but we were not there to get it. So I was a little worried about how Daphne would do. How would she handle going to a new classroom with nothing familiar? Would she like her new teachers? Would she freak out that there were no toys or snack time? This is how it went...
Me: Daphne, you aren't going to nursery today.
Daphne: WHAT??? Why not?!
Me: Because you start primary today. You get to go to Sunbeams. With new teachers. And then you get to go in with the BIG kids to sing songs.
And off she ran towards the primary area. Well, that part seemed to go well. Then as we neared the room she was to go in, I worried again that her new room and teachers might upset her. But when we got to the room, she turned around to me and said, "Thanks Mommy. You can go now," and looked at me as if to say, "I'm waiting....don't let the door hit you on the way out."
Ooookay. (I can't believe I was worried.)
The best part came when the junior primary chorister grabbed me in the hall after church.
Her: Daphne is such a riot!
Me (thinking, Oh no. Now what?): Oh really?
Her: Yes. We were singing a song that had pictures. And I asked a little boy to come up and hold a picture. Then Daphne yelled to me that her birthday was coming up so SHE should get to hold the picture. (sidenote: Daphne has considered her birthday "coming up" since the day after her birthday party. IN JUNE.) And when I told her it wasn't her turn, she said, "You make me MAD!" and turned fully around in her chair to face her back to me.
That's my Daphne. Always a charmer.