Thursday, September 5, 2013

Lil Lovebird's First Day of Preschool: Your Top 5 Burning Questions Answered

Yep, it's finally time: Nia's first day of preschool has arrived! I've received quite a few questions so I'm using this post to answer the top 5:

How Nia spent the eve of her first day of preschool
1) Will Nia go to preschool part-time or full-time?: Nia will be in school full-time 5 days a week, 8:30a.m.-3p.m. 

2) Which preschool will Nia be at? For safety reasons I cannot disclose where she goes to school, but I will say she's a 3 minute walk from our apartment which is such a blessing as I work mostly from home. Also, with the start of school across the country I've been floored by how many parents I've seen geo-tagging their kids' schools on social media - not a smart move!

3) What will you do with all your free time? Have another baby? First, this really makes me laugh! If you've followed my blog you know I'm involved with so many projects and I'm thrilled to be able to focus on them for consecutive hours at a time. Here's a sampling:
  • Representing GoGo squeeZ as a squeeZ Squad member
  • Working on my fitness (especially with Vegas around the corner!)
  • Getting more involved with my church
  • Building Destination Wedinars
  • Continuing with an ebook collaboration with a friend and fellow blogger
4) Are you going to cry? Won't you miss Nia horribly? I'm SO over the weeping mommy phenomenon. Call me a pragmatist, but Nia's 3 years old now, and I knew this day was coming. Our 3 years together full-time has been amazing, and I'm so thankful I was Nia's primary influence during her most important years, but kids grow up- it's life! My role as her mom is to help her grow into an independent woman and going to preschool is part of that journey. I'm team #dryeyes!

5) How did you prepare Nia for school? First, with lots of prayer! Last night before bed for the first time ever she asked for two prayers - it made me smile and of course I obliged! Second, we read a couple books several times leading up to her first day which I knew would help her transition:

Third, and most importantly, I told her that I love her.

How did you prep for your child's first day of school? If you don't have kids, do you remember your own first day of school?