I've been a bad blogger! I know it has been forever since I have posted. Life is super busy and stressful. My students stress me out- they all have so many emotional needs, and I just wish I could make everything better for them! They break my heart on a daily basis. The students I have this year are really good kids. So their horrible home lives really kill me. Plus, since I teach at a K-8 school and the middle school part of the school is so small, and I have all the 7th and 8th graders, I am closer to my students than I have been at other schools where I had many more students. It's emotionally draining, and I just hope that having them for a short two years is a good, positive influence in their lives.
And then, of course, there is life at home with my girls! They are 3! I still can't get over how much they have grown, and how much they are talking and becoming these awesome little people! I never thought I'd be able to say this, but they are pretty much potty trained!!! I think we have been pull-up free during the day now for 2 weeks! My theory always had been that they will get it quickly when they are actually ready, and that was the case. One day Maya did not want to wear pull ups anymore, and Sofia followed the very next day. We have had a few small accidents here and there, but really it has been good! They will not poop in the potty yet, but they will get there. It truly is about them being ready. We try to push kids to be ready to potty train way before they are actually ready. I am looking forward to not buying DIAPERS anymore!
Next week the girls start preschool! We are all very excited. I had been looking into local preschools for quite some time. I needed something that wasn't very expensive, developmentally appropriate, and good. I put them at a local Methodist church preschool. Now, I have had many reservations about putting them in a church preschool. However, I know many, many moms who have their kids in this particular preschool, and it seems much less preachy than most around here. And when I've visited, the church aspect doesn't seem to be a huge part, so I think I'm ok with it.
Even though this is the cheapest preschool I've found,it is still a stretch for us. But we have to do it. Not only will it be great for the girls, but hubby needs a few hours during the day so he can do school work. So this will work nicely. We will just have to make it work monetarily!