Monday, September 21, 2009
preschool: our new phase
The truth is that preschool really threw me for a loop. And not like I was expecting. I thought the new routine would be what would take getting used to. I thought we'd struggle with timing of snacks and naps and when-to-get-the-shoes-on types of things. I feel like in my whole experience of motherhood, one of its greatest challenges has been getting out the door. But, oddly, that hasn't been a problem. We've been on time every day. We've got it down.
What I've been struggling with has been bigger and way more internal. I feel like, to an extent, I'm passing Andrew in. I've been working on Project Andrew for four years and the time has come to pass him off to some other experts. It's time for other people to jump in with their resources and help me with the assignment. I'm a little worried about what they'll think of him. Of me. But for some reason, this assignment I'm handing in, has really been making me think about the work I've done. And what I did well and what I wish I did differently. It has become a time of some intense self evaluation. And that stuff can be really hard.
Anyway, I made this art journal for my class to use in thinking about this period. What have I been doing? What I am doing now? What are my next steps?
Good stuff, my friends. Good stuff.