Mama keeps saying she'll post about it, but I think this whole playschool thing has been harder on her than on me. She just collapses on the sofa when we get home and whines about being in no mood to do anything.
Really, I don't know how she managed anything before I came along...
Anyway, coming back to playschool. I wasn't too sure about it at first - there were a lot of strange big people around who kept coming up to me and acting overly friendly. A couple of demonstrations of my superior lung power, and they backed off pretty quickly. No more trouble from them. It's always important to establish early on who the boss is :-)
The place itself seems rather nice. For one, there is the most fabulous sandpit - huge, and with tons of toys. I dived right in and spent some fun time making mud pies with the other kids and stealing their flags to stick in mine.
I didn't particularly want to go in at 'inside time' and complained a bit to Mama, but she told me there was more fun stuff inside that I wouldn't want to miss. And boy, was she right! There was a toy fort right in the middle of the room, more toys than I had ever seen before, a big fish tank with fish and turtles, playdough and paints and chalk, and baskets of books everywhere. I was so excited I kept running round and round the room trying to decide what I should play with first, before finally grabbing a book and a car and climbing into the toy fort to play.
I played for some time, but I had to keep an eye on Mama who kept wandering off. Every so often, I'd go look for her, find her chatting with some big person in another room and drag her back by the hand to where I was playing. I think I need to get a leash for her.
Then we had a music session, where Teacher J played the guitar for us, and all the kids joined in with their own instruments that they chose from a big box. It was very loud and a bit scary, so I cried and held on tightly to Mama. But when Teacher J started singing some of my favourite songs, like The Wheels On The Bus, and Row Your Boat, I felt much better. In fact, by the end, I felt good enough to join in myself with a drum I picked out of the big box.
Snack time was nice. We got milk and fruits and crackers and I sat at the table with the other kids and polished it all off. Mama was very surprised that I ate everything by myself and told me that she was really proud of me for being such a big girl.
Then outside for some more fun and games. I spotted a black pickup truck that I really liked, so I got in and said bye to Mama and drove off. Ok, I didn't really drive off, just sat there and spun the steering wheel. Mama went and
Back for some more 'inside time' - and this time I didn't mind going back in at all. I also like washing my hands - the washbasins are at just the right height for me, and they squirt some nice coloured soap into my hands which makes lots of bubbles.
We finished off with some lunch - soup and pasta - which was ok, but I think I had eaten too much at snack time, so I didn't eat much lunch. I was also rather tired - it had been a very exciting day but I was happy to go home. I said bye to everyone and blew kisses all around.
Mama said we can come back tomorrow. I think I'd like that.
Coming soon: Mama's version of events, and days 2 & 3