Fast forward to Thursday and Friday. Her friend Mason from church goes to Preschool on those days and she was happy to see him, so she did fine. But I wasn't fine. I wasn't really sure of my child's day, No one was there to tell me how her days were going and the one time I did see her teacher she was in the bathroom
Fast forward again to this week. Monday I picked Jillian up from the playground and her teacher was outside as well. I asked her how Jillian was doing. Typical question for a child that has only been in Preschool a week, right? The teacher responded with "She's doing...Alright".
Today when she was picked up, I was told that she was having a problem with doing things for herself. Not by the teacher by someone else, but I automatically went to her defense. I again thought, well she's only 3 1/2 and up until now she has been in a private sitters care and of course our care. She wasn't use to having to do things for herself. I kind of got worried that maybe they wouldn't have the patience to teach her or maybe they didn't remember how young she is. Maybe they were expecting to much from her in such a short time.
So here's where I am asking you. Am I overprotective? Am I babying her too much? Do I expect to much? I don't wait on her hand and foot and I do want her to be independent, but come on, she's 3 1/2! I did talk to another parent tonight, whose child is also in Jillian's class, and she assured me that what I was feeling was not only normal but similar to what she and her child felt in the beginning as well. She also told me the teachers at the Preschool were very big on "Being Independent", and the children learning to do things on there own. Talking with her did make me feel some what better, but I think I will call her school and let them know my concerns. My biggest fear is that she wasn't ready for this, that I pushed her into something she doesn't like and therefore she won't do well. She is my baby, my baby who is growing up but she's still my baby.