As the new school year begins, Daddy and Daughter begin an era of morning memory making. The local school system pledges to return the children to neighborhood schools. Maybe at some point, that will be a practical option for the Cupits, but for now Laurel attends a pre-k class at a magnet school across town. Fortunately, Brad works very close to Laurel's new school, so he drops her off in the morning. Laurel loves this time with her dad. She gets to ride in a new flowered booster seat and listen to the Beauty and the Beast soundtrack.
Laurel's new class is wonderful! Her teacher has tons of experience (8 children of her own and 11+ years of teaching pre-K) and plenty of energy...a perfect combination! Her classroom is filled with toys, books, dressup clothes, and learning centers. The playground is loaded with imaginative play areas, bikes, little motorized cars, and some wonderful playground equipment all sectioned off just for the Pre-Kers. In about a month, Laurel will have a dance teacher come to her classroom 2 mornings a week thanks to a grant from the arts council. Maren was worried about making the right decision for Laurel's school choice. Now she can say with a clear conscience that she made the right choice. Most importantly, Laurel is happier than she has been in quite a while!
In other news, Maren feels like she is now officially a grown-up...she attended her first PTO meeting last night. It was a rather uneventful experience; there are more than enough opportunities to serve.