Moose LOVES preschool!! He rarely tells me anything about his days (he's told me that they read Goldilocks and the 3 Bears and that one of his teachers was sick one day)...but I know he enjoys his time there. They have yet to get the pleasure of dealing with one of his tantrums (very thankful) but we had a playgroup AT the preschool last Friday (they only have preschool M-Th) and the teachers were milling around and got to witness one. And one of the teachers, Miss J, took him for a "scooter" ride (a big skateboard thing she can pull him around on) to calm him while I sat down for story time with Squirt. So I know they'll be able to handle his fits (which really aren't all THAT often but can be tiresome).
I like having my mornings to do one-on-one time with Squirt, although I do need to be more intentional with our time. We've gone to the library story time, MOPS, read tons of books, played with play-doh, just spend time together.
The one thing I do not enjoy about preschool is...I feel left out. Sounds silly right? But before, I could work on him with his words that his speech therapist gave him to do. Now, I don't get "homework," I guess. I'm not sure what they do all day so I don't know how to continue that work at home. They tell me to keep working with him ... but how?
I miss knowing what stories he's read, what games he's playing. I want to know if he has friends (he only tells me "Miss D, Miss A, Miss J" when I ask if he played with his friends - those are his teachers). Does he listen to them? Does he actually do what they want (color, listen to a story, play in certain areas)? I wish I could tape his days so I could see.
Am I crazy? It seems that my parents didn't ask us how school was or at least I don't remember them doing so. But even if they did ask, I was able to tell them! Moose can't. So it's hard to be so oblivious to what his days are like, what he's doing. I do appreciate his teachers, though, I know that they are doing important work. I enjoy seeing his coloring sheets that he brings home. They do send home a newsletter every week telling us what they'll do the following week...it's just not detailed enough for my liking.