Moving On Up
Every where I look I see the signs of back to school. You can’t turn the tv on without seeing commercials for back to school sales. Every store that I walk into has some type of back to school promotion going on. Although we still have two years until Jack starts kindergarten (Woohoo for the fall birthday! Momma gets an extra year before she has a breakdown about her baby starting school), his preschool program has a formal start to the year each September.
With the start to the new school year in September, also comes a transition to a new room. The four year old room. A room that according to Jack has “all the cool toys.” Generally, the school that the boys attend moves children to their new room right around their birthday. Last year I requested that he be moved a month early to coincide with the start of the school year. I had assumed that this year he would move rooms in early September just like last year. I was wrong.
Yesterday, my husband came home with official word. Jack is moving to the four year old room next week. Two months early. I actually was in charge of school pick-up today and got a chance to talk to the director. She explained the two of Jack’s best friends will be moving next week because they are turning four in a matter of days. If possible, they like to keep close friends together. In this case, they feel that Jack is mature enough and ready to move to the next room. I completely agree.
While I’m a little taken aback that it’s all happening sooner than anticipated, I actually really pleased about it. Last year Jack struggled a bit adjusting to his new room, in the form of a potty regression. He was having multiple accidents a day. We finally determined that he was afraid to ask to go potty. I think that we are far enough removed from potty training that we will avoid that this year. Plus his new teacher has been talking to him about moving to the new room, so I’m hoping that will help as well. And to top it all off, Jack’s new teacher sent him a postcard the other day. What three year old (almost FOUR year old) doesn’t love getting mail?
Here’s hoping that the biggest issue that we’ll have in the four year old room will be Mommy remembering that show & tell is now on Friday instead of Thursday.
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