Winter Break has come and gone and now we are back to school. I, for one, am thankful but that's mostly because I spent the bulk of last week explaining to Lilah why she wasn't in class. I assured her someday she'd appreciate this time off, but was secretly really excited that she wanted to go back so bad. We had a pretty uneventful Winter Break except for Wednesday when Lilah woke up and asked her mum to dress her up nice. "My daddy is taking me to lunch." She said. "At Betty's." Even though I was unaware, I allowed myself to be roped in as well and we both dressed up fairly nice and went to lunch. Of course, I found out as we were driving there that she meant Rosie's, but that was fine, too, because they have a better kids menu anyway.
Today, Lilah was very excited to get back and see her friends and learn and I'm not sure what else. She was just very excited. She absolutely scarfed down her breakfast of a bowl of yogurt and half a bagel (she really packs it in for one so small) and then she got dressed up and let her mama do her hair without fuss. When we got to class and were sitting at circle time, Mrs. Fuller asked the kids about the break and Lilah said "My mama got up this morning and knocked on my door and said 'it's a school day!'" That partially happened. Allison did get up and give a slight knock on Lilah's door, but she didn't say anything. It's interesting the little stories Lilah comes up with. All the kids were really excited to be back to school and were being pretty goofy about it - you'd think they like it, right?
When I came to pick Lilah up, she wasn't wearing her sweater and the water table had been open today. I thought she probably tried to dive in again (wouldn't be the first time) so I asked her where her pretty sweater was. She told Mrs. Wilson took it so Lilah could play (which turned out to be true and we found it hanging up on her hook in the hall.) We talked to her teachers for a little bit about this thing or that (my killer beard growing abilities, Lilah's predilection toward Dr. Who and saying EXTERMINATE! like a Dalek) and then we got ready and went home. On the way home, Lilah told me they had read the three little pigs today and Mrs. Fuller had done a wolf voice (which they had and she had) and then proceeded to tell me the strangest version of the three little pigs ever. I can't really gather all the details, but the wolf seemed to be some kind of wandering evangelist and there was a bridge made of sticks, and something about pigs with hairy chins.
I'm really glad she's happy to be back again and I'll be back with more on Thursday.