Friday, June 19, 2009

The end of a busy week

What a busy week!

If you read my last posting, you know that this week was a very busy week for us with the transition period. If you are curious, which I think you must be since you are actually reading this, Miss C did great this week! She absolutely had a great time in her new class this week. All week long, less today, I brought Miss C to her original class at the beginning of the day and sometime after breakfast, Miss J would take walk her down to her new classroom.

Since the first day of the transition, Miss C spent the remainder of each day in her new class. She was a little hesitant to get really involved, as expected, until today. She really loves the different playground (as I mentioned, it has a slide, a sandbox, lots of little cars and motorcycles and is just huge compared with the "yard" she had been playing in) and the toys in the new classroom are definitely more age appropriate and more stimulating than the last room.

Basically, she was ready for this. She didn't have any issues with the "no numnum" policy even though I haven't enforced that at home yet (too much transition in one short period could prove detrimental, especially with DH gone now). We come to school with the numnum and before we go into her classroom, Miss C says "no numnum, mama" and hands it over. Its so neat that she understands. I was a little concerned that she would either not talk in her new class since she does get shy or that her teachers might not understand her, but I needn't worry. Having talked to both of her primary teachers over the past week, they have assured me that she lets herself be heard.

Everyday this week has been a longer day than the last. I was able to get out of work shortly after Miss C's nap which meant we were actually able to spend more than a couple of hours together after work.

I considered moving Miss C's bedtime back about 15 minutes since we are getting a little less time together after school but every day this week she has been simply exhausted. She actually tells me before 6 every night that its time to go upstairs and take a bath. Wow. I know. I shouldn't really complain that she is in bed by 630 nightly and sleeps solidly but sometimes I just want a little more time snuggling with my "itty bitty [Miss C]".

So, how has your week been?


Anonymous said...

So glad the transition has been smooth, and I agree with you that there's no need to push the "no pacifier" rule at home. C-baby has never wanted one, but lots of kids use them for years. I don't think it's really an issue until they're 3 or 4.

But hang on: she goes to bed at 6:30?? And stays asleep ALL NIGHT?? Wha... how... No fair! It's only once in a blue moon that I can get c-baby in bed before 10:30 p.m., it's usually closer to 11 before she finally sacks out. And even then, odds are about 50-50 that she'll wake me up in the middle of the night. What time do y'all get up? When does Miss C nap? I'm thinking about trying to transition c-baby over to no naps, just to see if she'll sleep longer at night. But man, I'm jealous.

LizardBreath said...

We get up during the school week at 6 (her, not me, I am up earlier). She takes a nap every day from about 12 until 1 or 2 depending on whether we are home or not (at school, she tends to sleep less).
On weekends, I let her sleep in until 830am but if i let her go beyond that, she won't take a nap at all.

There are still days when she needs a second nap from about 330 until 4 or 430 but then I might shift her bedtime later by 15 minutes.

We have been in our routine since she was about 2 months old so I guess it just works for us.

We do stay crazy busy during the day playing all sorts of simon says (or Miss C does) type of games, running around outside, you know normal toddler/preschooler stuff. I think it wears me out faster than her.

I really do think our routine has a lot to do with this though because she knows that after dinner we play for a bit then we take a bath. After bath we get into our pjs then read books (loads of books! :) ) then its time for bed. Most nights she asks for "few minutes" which is when we sit there, lights out, in her room, in the glider, cuddling, before she crawls into bed. I love my "few minutes" too!
Good luck!