As the first full week of Piper’s preschool comes to a close, it’s easy to see that we are all appreciative of the changes this new schedule has brought us. As far as school itself goes, Piper loves it. Loves it. She is always excited to come and see me before she leaves for the morning. She’s so proud to show off how dressed up and ready she is. When I pick her up at the end of her day, she cries and doesn’t want to leave. On Wednesday, when she saw me come to pick her up, she went back into the little playhouse they have outside and tried to hide from me. I yet to have a detailed talk with her teacher, but for now she always says, “Piper did great today.” Her class meets in the Dragonfly classroom. So Piper’s one of the Dragonflies. How cute is that?
I suppose we will need to have a detailed talk with her teacher at some point, since Piper will never tell us how it went herself. We ask her, “What did you do at school today?” She always waives us off and shouts, “Don’t tell me!” She never seems to want to talk about it. At first I just thought that since she liked school so much, it pained her to miss it; so thus she would not want to speak about it. Or I thought maybe it was just a window into her teenage self. I know in the future we will ask her, “What did you do today?” And she will just respond, “Nothing.” But maybe that’s not it either.
We had a breakthrough this week when Amy tried once again to pry some information from her. Except this time Amy started by offering to tell Piper about her day at work. Then after initially refusing to participate in the discussion, Piper asked, “Can you help me talk about school?” So it seems she simply got frustrated not knowing how to communicate. I suppose we just need more patience in trying to engage her. She’s growing so much sometimes it’s easy to forget how little she still is.
We did get an email today from her teacher. It was a newsletter detailing some of the things that the class was working on this week. Apparently this will be a weekly thing. It’s looking more and more like this school was the right choice.
Well, at any rate, I am going to leave to pick her up soon. I will once again try and ask her about her day. Wish me luck.