Thursday, September 5, 2013

First Day of Preschool

Preschool Zoe's Lunchbox
And, she's off!

Well, the day has finally arrived. Today is the first day of Preschool at the Montessori School. I have been the sole educator for my daughter up to this day, and entrusting someone else to share those duties is both scary and exciting. I'm proud of where she is at, and I know she will excel, but letting go is so hard. I feel like I'm being hurled into this experience since preschool will be 5 days a week, however, we opted for half days only, so once we get used to a whole new routine, I hope it will go well. And by we, I really mean me since the kiddo just takes it all in stride and is super excited to get away from mom go to school. Speaking of new routines, though.. this mama does not handle time management schedules very well. I'm an all nighter, staying up most nights until 3 or 4 in the morning, so the idea of having to haul myself and kiddo out of bed at even 9 (the horror) for breakfast is a frightening thought. Don't think I haven't thought about home schooling for no other reason than sleeping in. At least, the half day options allow us to do afternoons this year, but for a child who is usually finishing breakfast around 11am, it will be a trick to figure out how to make this work since she has to be at the school at noon. Why don't they have night school for young'ens? They certainly should!

Hopefully I'll come up with a new way to get breakfast in early and quick, so there is time to have lunch before school. Not only are we late risers, which brings it's own set of challenges, but the kiddo is a super slow eater, so we'll just have to see how this all plays out, and I'll have to make some changes to help the transition be as smooth as possible for all of us. I foresee some creative quick breakfasts in our future. Totally up for ideas, too, folks!

Preschool Lunchbots Bento
Romaine lettuce rolls, grapes, cheddar and Swiss cheese cubes, yellow bell pepper, pretzels, ranch in the container, and turkey pepperoni.

In this lunch...

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  1. I've never been a fan of getting up early myself. Definitely a night owl. Getting on the school schedule has been a challenge to say the least! My daughter went to full day preschool last year and is off to full day kindergarten this year! I can't believe it.

    Your lunch looks fantastic! Best of luck with the new schedule. :)

  2. What a cute lunch! JDaniel is having trouble getting up early for school. He loves weekend when he can sleep in. Please link this wonderful post up to my Back to School Traditions link up.

  3. Happy first day of school! Love the lunch :)

  4. I was a morning person until I had kids. Now I'd love to sleep in every morning! Your lunch is adorable and perfect for that first day of school. Thank you for linking to 15 Minute Fridays!