Saturday, January 10, 2009

Jesus Wants me for a SunBEAM!




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.

Daphne: Ok!

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.

11 comments:

Jen said...

Aren't kids fun when they don't get there way? lol Sounds like she is independent like Mason. Although Mason is also very shy.

Karyn said...

Sounds like a typical three year old!! HAHA... love it!

And Sunbeams do get a snack. It's not cold turkey- it's not as much though. At least that's how Teddy's Sunbeam class ran when he was in Sunbeams. He loved Sunbeams. Now he loves his CTR 5 class.

Chelsea said...

At least you don't have to worry about her bottling her feelings up inside! :D

That is awesome that she transitioned so easily.

Nicki said...

I'm glad it went so easy for you - she cracks me up!

brossettelewis said...

I got your email. I will write back...

But I had the same feelings about Sunbeams. I prepared her and she didn't bat an eye. I think I was more worried than she. I was kinda sad there wasn't even a "Is it OK?" look as I left.

jennie w. said...

Oh crap, sunbeams tomorrow! I hadn't even thought about that. Guess I'll say something to Ada.

André said...

I agree with Chelsea, at least you know what she's feeling. What kind of parent would you be if you weren't paranoid about the change?

Melissa said...

I *heart* Daphne! My kinda girl!! And..... I get totally ticked off when I can't hold the picture either.

Shawn said...

Wow---fiesty---my kind of gal!
I saw your blog on someone elses---can't keep track---liked your comment, and am now reading you!

Now I've seen yours, you can see mine... heh, heh. Seriously, I am not sicko.

www.swaneesinger.blogspot.com

Kenny and Kelli Ray said...

Wish I had been so lucky with my Sunbeams... I had 3-4 out of 6 bawling the first time we had them...it's all good now. They seem to like us...it's figuring out what to do for a WHOLE hour to entertain them...let's see, week 2. Lesson, treats, trips to the moon(don't ask), puzzle, two trips to the drinking fountain, one trip to the bathroom for me, one trip to the bathroom for Kenny(his wasn't so easy since the child came out of the bathroom pants down holding his diaper...), and me leaving wondering how anyone has 6 children of their own. I needed a smoke.

Anonymous said...

Jesus wants Arianne for a sunbeam