Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Happy Birthday Bee Man!

Froggy's best bud The Bee Man turned three last weekend. His lovely family had a cozy gathering in their backyard. And yes, my kid is sitting on the birthday boy's table. What else is new?

And today....

After a really tough morning of Froggy smearing peanut butter all over the house, throwing the dog food, pouring out her breakfast onto the sofa, pouring water on the coffee table, and locking the bathroom door (FD had to remove the doorknobs), I was about ready to lose my mind. I said, "Froggy, we're going to take a nap, and when you wake up, you're going to be a nice girl who listens to Mommy." And she replied, "No... I'm going to wake up and do naughty things." Did you ever see that old black and white movie "The Bad Seed." Yep, that was our day.

It was quite possibly one of the most difficult 'mommy days' of my life. She was beyond thunderdome crazy. I think this kid is ready for preschool, whether we like it or not, she's ready. I've been weighing the virus factor with kindergarten readiness and I think we may not have a choice. She is bored out of her mind with me. And I'm starting to feel like that woman in the "yellow wallpaper" short story.


Anonymous said...

Oh my. Keeps you on your toes! Max has been in preschool for awhile and a few other activities as well. I too worried about the germ factor, as with any new step/milestone in his life. And I SWEAR I must be the ONLY parent in the world who wipes down his hands with antibacterial wipes or purell after gymnastics, while the other parents hit the snack machine and hand their kids a bag of chips. Ewww! :) Ratatosk mom to Max age 5 1/2 wcf

Tara said...

We were worried about preschool germs here too. My twins are healthy, but I have CF. Whenever the twins have a cold I typically get it, even though I wash my hands religiously!

My twins did the 3 year old preschool class last year, which was 2.5 hours a day twice a week. This year they are in the 4 year old program, which is 2.5 hours a day three times a week. I didn't notice a difference between last year and this year with number of viruses picked up.

They got sick about 5 times last year, and we're on track to do about the same this year (they get out in June) I picked a smaller preschool which was private out of someone's home. There are only 12 kids in the class, but I'm not sure it made a difference in frequency of viruses picked up.

All you can do is wash her hands and hope for the best! Good luck!

Lydia said...

I am terrified of my kids going into kindergarten this year. However, I have no choice ... for my sanity's sake.