Friday, October 07, 2011

Continued Preschool Skirmishes

It's not an outright war anymore, and no more tears (thank God for that), but Eleanor is still not totally on board with the whole "Preschool" concept.

For the past week, I have had to wake her up and spend the 20 minutes before school arguing/discussing/cajoling why preschool is a good thing. She doesn't want to get dressed. She doesn't want to go. She doesn't want me to drop her off at the door; she wants me to come in to the classroom. (Which is a terrible idea, and will happen over my dead body.)

Yet I know she has fun while she's there. When I pick her up, she talks a mile a minute about story time and her friends and all the activities. But as time passes, she seems to convince herself that it's all terrible. She missed me and thinks I shouldn't make her go. So by the next morning, the first words out of her mouth are again, "I don't want to go to preschool!"

Why are we still having this conversation?!? I don't know what it's going to take to get her fully convinced that preschool is not the enemy, but I hope it happens soon.


Jonathan said...

We use to have the same issue with our middle girl - not every day, but some days she would be fine getting ready for school, and then when we got to the door of the building, she would start hugging our legs...

She grew out of it in the end.

M. Lubbers said...

Hmmmm... I'm glad to hear she grew out of it, but I notice you don't mention the time frame. I've had another parent whose child is in the 2nd year of preschool say, "We really saw big improvements by the Spring." Spring?!?

I'm definitely glad to hear it worked out for you in the end, but I'm hoping for sooner rather than later!