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It looks like the theme for the week is “first time evers”.

So this week we started a play school/toddler group. I say “we’ because Gia and me go to this school together. We do fun stuff like circle time and arts and play dough. And then I get to sneak into the other room and we (the adults) talk about mommy stuff (pass out on the couch from it being too quiet ) while Gia continues mingling with the other kids.

Arrgh, Hello Kitty is just so damn cute!

You guys! It’s almost unreal observing Gia with other human being who are more or less her size. The pushing and shoving that goes on!

Things I learned this week:

1. The sandbox is a tough place. One of Gia’s “classmates” shoved her so hard over some plastic bread that she fell down. Her mother was mortified! Poor lady.

2. She looked considerably relieved when Gia got back up and snatched that exquisite piece of plastic right back.

3. And after all of fifteen seconds they were playing with each other as if nothing happened. Hope for humanity lives on.

Life lessons, it would seem, start early.

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  1. Simran #

    Wow time flies she’s in school now..n she’s changed so much :)

    October 3, 2013
  2. Clearly, she’s got the survival of the fittest mentality down :) Can’t wait to read more about how you guys like playgroup!

    October 3, 2013
  3. My 17 month old just started play school this week too! Though I get to leave him there from 8.30 to 12.30, every week day – ME TIME! His older brother goes to the same school so we’re assured he’s okay.

    October 5, 2013
    • ME TIME. I look forward to it! AND I dread it. So I guess I will be taking baby steps :)

      October 10, 2013
  4. Oh dear Lord! I think kids learn to sort out things among themselves better without intervention from the parents, most times!

    October 6, 2013
    • I agree Corrine, just sometimes as a mom, it’s hard to let some other kid shove my precious. But as you can see, it seems she can manage just fine.

      October 10, 2013
  5. The sandbox is really just a smaller version of reality. The stuff that goes on at the park really does prepare kids for the future! I wish I was kidding but I’ve seen the pushing and shoving that goes on. LOL

    October 6, 2013
    • I know. and all the time I was thinking Yikes! Did I go through this too? Well I guess we humans are just programmed for pushing and shoving.

      October 10, 2013
  6. Glad to see her get up and get her piece of plastic back.My boy was too shocked the first time around to know what to do. But all that daycare and sandbox time is paying off and he knows to say “no, mine!”
    Have you thought of what Gia is going to be for halloween? I find myself worrying about it now that its approaching and no matter how hard I try, it always seems to be a big deal.

    October 6, 2013
    • I know! I worry about it too much and feel like I am not doing it right if I don’t make her something myself.. which I definitely will not. Geez its that time of the year already.

      October 10, 2013
  7. Though it’s tough for moms to leave their child even for a sec. but I believe kids learn better when they have same-aged kids around them…I can relate it with my niece. She has changed a lot since we admitted her to a pre-school.

    October 7, 2013
    • Yes they do pick up many things from each other. Germs included :)

      October 10, 2013
  8. Why is it that us grown women are totally obsessed with Hello Kitty stuff? Thats what I want to know! Why have I not outgrown that? I try to force myself not to buy it, I dont even have an kid to pretend its for them or anything LOL… just an observation…
    *kisses* H

    October 7, 2013
    • I don’t know why! But I do know Hello Kitty has a strange spell on me. Luckily I do have a kid and I can pawn off my obsession on her :)

      October 10, 2013
  9. At least her mother had the good sense to be mortified! So many would be blaming your child for their children’s poor actions!

    October 8, 2013
    • Agreed, but most of the moms are relatively new to this whole play group thing are aren’t that seasoned at the blame game yet :)

      October 10, 2013
  10. I just love the way they forgive and forget so easily. Blessings of childhood. :-)

    October 8, 2013

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