Greer's Pre-K Year + Q&A

September 10, 2020

Our oldest has begun Pre-K at home this year. And while it's not what we pictured, we have high hopes for a really special school year. Don't forget to read through her yearly Q&A! 

I could squeeze her and then gobble her right up. But, in true Greer fashion, she would reason why this wouldn't be acceptable and then tell me she loved me anyway. I can't believe our oldest has started her last year of preschool. That this time next year, I'll have a kindergartener. So before I get ahead of myself, let me tell you about her Pre-K year. 

As you can imagine, this wasn't what we envisioned for her. She had an excellent preschool and teachers last year, until the world shut down in March and everything came to a sudden halt. We were hopeful to send her back this fall, but with too many stipulations and the desire to give her stability, we ultimately decided to keep her home. Instead of mourning what could have been (yes, I have done that), I'm instead pivoting my perspective and looking at this as a chance to relish in time I wouldn't have had with her otherwise. This will be an opportunity to grow her in a way that a classroom might not. 

I am most looking forward to watching her excel, to fostering a love for learning, and preparing her heart for big girl school next year. She is so very capable and she's always amazing me. She'll teach me as much as I teach her, that I know for certain. While there will be a learning curve for both of us as we navigate preschool at home, I feel certain that she and I are going to make some magic this school year. How lucky am I to get to do that with her?! sure to keep scrolling for some first-day-of-school Q&A + some photos! 

  • How old are you?
    • I'm four
  • What do you want to be when you grow up?
    • Hmm....I want to be a candy maker. People love candy!
  • What do you want to learn at preschool this year?
    • New things, healthy things. What helps your body grow. And how to get inside a giant's mouth (that took a random turn). 
  • Are you nervous about preschool?
    • No!
  • What are you most excited about?
    • Kindergarten!
  • What's your favorite holiday?
    • Valentine's Day! Because I love hearts, pink hearts. 
  • Who is your teacher?
    • You - looking at me like I should know that answer. 
  • What's your favorite thing to do with mommy?
    • Bake cookies!
  • What's your favorite thing to do with daddy?
    • Play Mario Kart!
  • What's your favorite thing to do with Quinn?
    • Play hide and seek!
  • What's your favorite thing to do with Wells?
    • Bounce. Sing to him. 
  • What's your favorite thing to wear?
    • Dresses
  • What's your favorite show?
    • Hello Ninja
  • What's your favorite movie?
    • Tiana and the Frog (The Princess and the Frog)
  • What's your favorite color?
    • Pink and red.
  • What's your favorite way to wear your hair?
    • Piggy tails, pony tails, braided piggy tails. 
  • Is there anything else you want to say?
    • Yeah. My favorite thing in the trees are acorns. I do like snow and spring. I like winter and summer. That's everything. And I love candy. I love stripes, pink stripes. I like the American flag. I love hearts. I love exploring things and treasure and going outside - (clearly that wasn't quite everything!)

This, friends, is an accurate look at what preschool will look like this year - nursing a baby, teaching my oldest, trying to entertain my middle (who will also be running amuck every few minutes) and my coffee just out of reach. Goodness knows it's chaos sometimes, but look how very full my heart is.