Today was a very big day for my little girl. My daughter, who is two and an only child has never really been around that many other children. She does have an adoptive cousin that is the same age as her, who of course is her best friend, but other than that she has not been exposed to other kids.
She enjoys them though, every time we go to the park or anywhere really where there is another child, she tries to engage them. Which gives me hope that maybe she will end up being the complete opposite of me. I have major social anxiety. I get nervous even speaking to people I have known my whole life.
Anyways, today was a very big day. Today was her very first day of Library School. This was also Mommy’s first day. I, as a child, never went to any of the library programs.
There were only three other children in her class and they were all slightly older than her. The class began with a story time with the teacher reading two small books to them about Alligators. Alligators because it begins with the letter ‘A’. They then sang songs and did craft projects, followed by more songs and we were able to use our new library cards to check out new books.
I was very proud of Brylynn, although she was a wiggle butt the whole class, she did really well. She would rather watch her neighbor color than color her own pictures, but I figure she was just trying to get a feel of the other kids. She and I made a alligator puppet out of a paper bag, that is now sitting proudly on our fridge.
On our way home, we went over our ‘ABC’s’ and she did a really good job reciting back some of the letters that she could.
When we came home this afternoon, before bedtime, she actually let me read her some of the books we checked out. It was a great bonding experience for us and I was able to witness my child grow.
The featured photo is of Mr. Alligator, who unfortunately lost an eye on the way home, but no worries! I found a stick of glue in our cabinet and fixed him right up! He now has 20/20 vision again.