We've come a long way from those first days of daycare. See, we can even call it what it is...
We have long since abandoned the code name, X.
In fact, most days, we say we are going to school, which apparently fits since those folks at Baby Center are now sending me emails for my PRESCHOOLER!
In fact, most days, the Babies eagerly get in the car for "school."
They love their teachers--Ms. Brenda, Ms. Robin, Ms. Jordan, and Ms. Samantha.
They love seeing their friends. Drew has a thing for Ella.
They even know the custodian's name--Mr. Donnie.
Emily likes to help sign them in.
They fight over who will open the door to their classroom.
They know all kinds of songs like "Jesus Loves Me" and "Deep and Wide."
They don't want to leave without their "papers" (their daily reports).
Sure, it's not always easy to get them there. It certainly hasn't been easy keeping them well enough to stay there. (Even in July, we are fighting runny noses). And, sometimes it still hurts my heart to think of the time I miss with them while I'm not there.
But, I love that they love it.
I also love that their teachers care enough to share glimpses of their day, often in unexpected ways, like texting us a picture of Drew being silly:
I'd like to do something nice for their teachers just to say thanks for taking such good care of my babies--to say thanks for the little things (like pictures in text messages) and the big things (like teaching them about Jesus).
Do you have any ideas for small gifts for daycare/preschool teachers? I'd love to hear from you!