This year was Princess Pre-school’s first time in a structured educational setting. Hubster and I were more than nervous, we tried play school back in April, and it didn’t go well – at all. This September, we sweated and probably got a few (extra) grey hairs in anticipation of sending her to “big” school. We prepared her as much as we could. On day 1, there was crying and on day 2 there was a little crying and on day 3 there was no crying. Hip Hip Hurray, she did it.
School has been a huge success and a huge relief for hubster and I. There is one small issue however that we are working though, and it’s her shoes… I know, this sounds our of the ordinary, let me explain. Each student is required to leave one pair of shoes at school. Princess I Love My New Sneakers is having a really hard time leaving her brand new favourite pair of New Balance sneakers in the classroom at the end of each day.
I can understand why she loves these shoes so much. Being 4 years old isn’t easy, there are some things she can do independently, but there are still some things she needs help with. Her New Balance sneakers have given her the independence that she is looking for – she can put her sneakers on by herself and even tighten them up without help with the velcro. These cute little sneakers are just what a young girl needs to give her that extra bit of confidence. It sounds like a small thing, but really, being able to put your own shoes on is a huge deal.
It goes without saying that she loves her shoes and to be honest, we do too, because her independence also means she doesn’t rely on us as much. Yes, in some ways it means she’s growing up, which is sad, but at the same time it’s great to watch her grow into a young girl. It’s very mixed emotions for her dad and I.
I think we may have to get the exact same pair for home so we wont have a fuss at school when she can’t take her favourite shoes home with her. On the other hand, maybe this is why she likes going to school so much – so she can put on her favourite shoes. Who knows?
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