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Rockin’ Preschool: After A Month of Fun and Crazy Days

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I can’t believe it! It’s been a month since our 3-year old, The Princess, started attending Junior Nursery. There have been so many milestones in a span of a month. The most surprising was that she potty trained herself just after three days of going to school. “My friends wiwi in the toilet. I wiwi in the toilet too because I’m a big girl,” she told me. And she stopped wearing diapers since then – not even at night!

She learned a lot of new songs and dances too, now understands directions like up, down, left, and right, and can express her feelings better. She became very talkative as well… and has become quite a good negotiator.

the princess goes to preschool

One of the most entertaining (for us! :D) thing she learned is how to answer questions about herself. She knows how to introduce herself, she talks about her family, and knows where she goes to school. Sometimes, she’d make us laugh by giving us silly answers like when I asked her what her dad’s name is, she answered: “My daddy is Daddy Arjay Pogi!”

I can say that our first month in preschool was pretty fun… but it was crazy too. Although The Princess is always generally excited for school, there are days when she’d act up and refuse to take a bath or get dressed. Sometimes, she gets picky about even the tiniest things like her socks. One time, as I was about to put her white socks with black soles on, she moved her feet away and told me that she wants her white socks with pink soles. I explained that her white and pink socks are still wet, but she still wanted them. And so she cried for a good half hour.

What makes things even more challenging is that I also have to prepare the Little Man since he goes with us to school. That’s when everything goes crazy. Imagine getting two kids to eat breakfast, take a bath, and dress up. There is also the challenge of preparing snacks – for both of them. Baon ideas for a preschooler will be greatly appreciated!

Thankfully, I only have to prepare snacks twice a week since the school provides their snacks every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Still, it’s a challenge to prepare snacks that are fun, yummy, and healthy (without breaking the budget)!

After school snack

It gets even crazier when we have to answer homework. The Princess looks forward to it, but she does not look forward to her brother climbing the table and drawing scribbles on her book. There are times when I trick the Little Man to scribble on his own paper, but there are days that he really prefers to annoy his sister. I can imagine how it would be like when The Minis reach their teenage years! Lots and lots of teasing!

The Little Man and his homework

I honestly find it amusing sometimes, but still, it’s stressful to have minis arguing almost every afternoon just because the younger one is a teaser. 😀

Despite all these crazy things going on in our house, I can say that our first month of preschool has been more fun than crazy. The Princess learned so many things, Arjay and I learned a lot too, and the Little Man is showing interest in his sister’s school work, which is good because he used to totally ignore learning materials I prepare for him! It’s also nice that we – The Princess and myself – met new friends in school. 🙂

Do you have a preschooler too? What are you doing to make school more fun than crazy?

Kimberley Reyes

Kimberley Reyes is an Online Business Manager for entrepreneurs who are ready to get off the hamster wheel and step into their CEO shoes. On top of helping her clients get organized and scale their businesses, she is also happily busy raising her five kids with her firefighter husband.

This Post Has 16 Comments

  1. Peachy A.

    I can still remember when my daughter started preschool. I was as excited as she was! I bet you’re also like that.

  2. Patty | MrsC

    I have snacks included in my baon plans, so maybe those can help you. Awww, ang bilis nyan magiging big girl since she’s in school na. Those are such fun times.

    1. Kim Reyes

      I will check your baon plan out for ideas! I keep reminding myself to create a plan too, but I keep putting it off. Chaos tuloy palagi come Monday.

  3. Que Sullano - Gavan

    Homeschooling our now 3-year old son. I can imagine what riot would it seem to be pag 2 na sa bahay ang homeschool kids!

  4. Samantha Isabel

    So cuuute! I have considered homeschooling my kids during their formative years. What do you think about that?

    1. Kim Reyes

      That’s what we did with our daughter and we’re doing the same thing with our son. We homeschooled her until she was three then when we saw she was ready (she kept asking us to bring her to school already!), we enrolled her in a big school for preschool. Your child’s readiness really depends on him/her. If you think he/she is not ready for “formal” classes, then keep him/her home until he/she is ready.

  5. They’re the same age pala as my Jacob! I can’t believe he’s also in school na. We planned on keeping him at home to homeschool ’til he’s 4 but he just absolutely loved summer camp.

  6. It’s great that you’ve had a nice experience so far. We decided to hold off on enrolling Ziggy for preschool this year and try homeschooling him first. Good luck for the rest of the year! 🙂

  7. It is really nice to see the improvement noh kaya I don’t like homeschooling because I only have one kid so wala socialization. Baon is my everyday challenge too, sawain kasi anak ko. Our usual baon is mamon, muffin, cookies and oreo, for drinks naman, fresh milk or yakult + water. No juice or chocolate drinks.

  8. joy

    Awwww they are so cute 🙂 My son will go to school next year – right about that time, my princess will be 1 haha I can just imagine myself in your shoes right about next year, doing everything you posted here (because I think the girl will also go with us when we bring the boy to school – no yaya eh haha) 😀

    1. Kim Reyes

      It’s stressful (especially without a helper around because I have to prepare them AND drive) but it’s fun. You’ll enjoy talking to your son about what they did in school. Very animated ang sagot! 😀

  9. The Pinay Mom

    Our toddler will be a preschooler this August,all she tells us,she doesn’t want school and doesn’t want friends.It will be challenging for both of us but kudos to your little girl for enjoying it.We have an interesting road ahead of us.

    1. Kim Reyes

      Actually, during her first week, my daughter would tell me she doesn’t want to go to school every time we’re about to leave the house. But then when we get to school and see her classmates, she’d be fine.

      I was also very patient in trying to find out why she keeps saying she doesn’t want to go to school. She later on told me that her lunch kit is too heavy and that she doesn’t like the long walk from the waiting area to her classroom. What I did was I cut the water in her bottle in half. As for the long walk, she eventually started to enjoy it as she and her classmates pretended to be a long choo-choo train as they walk in a line to their room. 🙂

      I’m sure your daughter will like school as soon as she sees what it’s like. Constantly talk to her about it, too. Bring up the hype and try to find out why she doesn’t like the idea.

  10. anursesdiary

    I hear you Kim! When we have activities on the table, the little girl grabs the book of her brother and colors every page she turns to. Ang masaklap nun siya pa yung galit. Tapos nananahimik ang kuya doing his activity, bigla siya tatabi at iwwrestle ang kapatid. Argh. Nkw with regards sa snacks, I prepare them sandwiches kase yun hilig nila and water lang. Tapos neverending cookies. The past days, I bake them cookies na lang.

    1. Kim Reyes

      Diba? Ang pilyo lang ng mga bunso natin. Hahaha! I usually prepare sandwiches for The Princess, but I’m running out of filling ideas. Most of the time, I prepare cheese, ham, or bacon sandwich then add veggie strips or buttered veggies. Sometimes, I put pretzels or cookies. Yun lang, parang paulit-ulit na so I’m searching for more ideas.

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