Thursday, June 01, 2006

Dinker's Exodus

My baby is not a baby anymore. She is a pre-schooler.

Dinker will be going to the "big kids" floor in two weeks at school.

Okay, maybe I should clarify a bit.

Her school is actually a converted house. The basement holds the infants and pre-toddlers. The ground floor houses the toddlers and the "not quite pre-schoolers but almost there so we'll dub them get-sets". The top floor houses the pre-schoolers and kindergarteners. Those are the big kids.

And she gets a new teacher, Ms Lori.

All I can say is thank goodness. I was starting to think she'll never escape the clutches of Miss Lauren (whom my child worships).

Yeah, that's the perky blonde haired nymph in the flickr photos. I shouldn't be so mean, but I can't help it. She's probably a nice person and kind to animals and all that other happy stuff. But she looks like she is working there as part of a high school program; ergo, I can't take her seriously.

Don't get me wrong, though. I really like Lauren a lot.

Yeah, she used to remind me of a blonde snob that looks more like she should be shopping 24/7 and driving a convertable white Mercedes and married to someone who makes enough to keep her in the lifestyle she demands. That used to be my impression of her, but I was wrong.

She's actually pretty cute and she's awesome with the kids. And she's single which shocked me. Whether or not she is spoken for is unknown. It's a shame I never got to really know her. Oh well. I guess I could buy her a "thanks for everything" gift (Lauren, not Dinker).

I know this will probably be a "big deal" for at least two or three days. I am praying really hard this won't become grounds for sending my kid right into therapy in the future.

Dinker has been in that school for almost two years and she has had Lauren as a teacher for a total of 17 months. My kid needs variety, dammit!


Whinger said...

Congratulations to the Dinks -- a big step, indeed.

And a new teacher every year is probably best for everyone's well-being.

Sangroncito said...

Dinks is moving up in the world!

Virginia Gal said...

Since ms. Lauren is in the same school, it should be fine, she will still see her around so it won't be a total shock. I noticed the kids at the daycare I worked at, were excited to move up to the next level, they most often thought that those kids were doing more fun stuff.
Best of luck! Congrad's to Dinks on the next level!

Maidink said...

Whinger ~ Like I said, variety!

Sangron ~ Yep. Little Miss THing struts around now saying she is a "big girl" and she is going to "take the steps" now (referring to going upstairs).

VG ~ Exactly! I told her she won't be in a room with big fluffy ducks or blue dinosaurs, but instead she'll she dragons and castles. Somehow, that made sense to her.

mdmhvonpa said...

Gotta hate someone who is around screaming kids all day and seems to enjoy it.