Friday, March 28, 2008

Warmer Weather Wanted

Today was the day of Clare's school visit. However, Mother Nature had other ideas. We are in the middle of a huge snowstorm, so school was cancelled for everyone. Clare is supposed to have her first day of preschool on Monday, but I don't like the idea of sending her to school without Clare ever seeing the classroom or meeting the teacher before. I have not heard back from the school yet about changing our plans (perhaps no one goes in at all on snow days??). I hope we can do Clare's classroom visit on Monday instead, with her first day being Tuesday. Makes her third birthday a little anticlimactic with dropping the whole "starting school" bit but I refuse to just drop her off on Monday with no preparation whatsoever. At Clare's school, we do not get to walk her into her classroom. The teachers and aides meet us at the curb outside and take the children in. That is not going to be Clare's introduction to school. Out the car door and here you go!


Anonymous said...

"The best layed plans" right?!? Think spring...hasn't worked for me yet but who knows. I wish you the best of luck for Monday. I'm sure they would understand your reservations. They would probably want to meet you both and meet Clare with you in the room first anyway. They should want the easiest transition for everyone.
Anyway, you'll all be in my prayers as Monday approaches.
Love ya
Auntie Becky

Amy said...

Awww, bummer. Even teachers get a day off for snow days, silly! Well let us know what happens. I sent Clare a few of her favorite things in blue, light pink, dark pink, lavender and purple!

Michelle said...

Poor Clare! I can't believe it was a Snow Day! I am sure they will accomodate you on Monday. Even if you go in and stay a half hour with her and then leave. You guys will be in my thoughts. I just know she will LOVE it!

Julie said...

I don't blame you. I would feel very uncomfortable just dropping her off. Good luck.

Aunt Joan said...

First off, I cannot believe that you are having MORE snow! We have had enough, and now the rain will not stop! I agree that Clare is due an intro to the most important thing right now! A proper intro, that is! I am sure she'll do great, and you will survive, too! Good luck, and a great big HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Clare! Love to all, Joan

Katie said...

Wow, you are having a long winter!
Its just started snowing in the mountains here (brr) so i would have expected you guys to be much warmer!
Good luck with the teachers, you definatly want to be doing a meet & greet first -especially if you dont walk the kids to the class!
I cant believe Miss Clare is almost 3! Its seems like yesterday i was reading her 2nd birthday post... time flys...

Laura said...

I hear ya, if we have any more snow days the kids will be in school til July!!!

I hope you are able to work something out at the school. I can't imagine they wouldn't agree to your requests.
I'll be thingking of you all today!