After almost 3 years of staying home, I decided to go back to work very part-time while the kids are in preschool. It has taken a good 2 months of adjusting to the new schedule, but I finally think we are in a good routine and I am actually enjoying work! I drop the kids off at school around 9:30 on Tuesday and Thursdays, and am in the office by 9:45. Paul usually picks the kids up on Tuesdays at 1:30 and on Thursdays they go to late care, and I am able to pick them up by 3. Kiley has had a very rough time adjusting to late care and still begs her daddy to pick her up on the days she knows she has to stay. I am not sure why she doesn't like it, they get to have a snack and play on the playground. I guess it is the change of teachers and kids. I would have expected Cason to be the one who was unsure about late care, since he is the one who does not transition great. When I ask her why she cries, she tells me "b/c I miss you and daddy so much and you guys left me way too long" which the first time she told me this I started crying! Now I'm like "oh please give me a break!"
Their teacher told me they are very co-dependent, which really surprised us. She said they always have to sit by each other, and are always checking up on each other. Which I thought was sweet! Until Kiley had to go by herself to school one day b/c Cason was sick, and the teacher told me she was not herself at all, and when she asked her what was wrong, she would say "I miss my Cason". May have to split them up next year so they can adjust being without one another. Right now I can use it as a threat- when they are fighting at home, I pick up the phone and act like I am starting to call their teacher to tell her to put them in separate classrooms since they can't get along at home- and they immediately stop fighting! One day I was actually calling the school to ask about a bill, and Cason asked me who I was talking to. When I told him, he had a look of panic and said "but me and Kiley aren't even fighting"
I am glad to be working some again, but it also makes me a little sad. The end of such a short period in my life of getting to stay at home with my babies. It is going by so fast and I know I will blink and be dropping them off at kindergarten. Sob! Some people don't realize how lucky they are to have the option of having more babies! Then again I realize how lucky we are to have ours!
This is the first year they both have had a strong opinion about what they want to be for Halloween, also the first year they will not be dressing alike. Cason is going as a pirate and Kiley as Rupenzel from Tangled. She loves to sing Ariel and any other princess song at the top of her lungs. She is very bossy and poor Cason usually does what she says. The other day he must of gone down and up the stairs 10 different times for things she told him to go get! "Cason, go get me the pink baby blanket, my baby is cold" "Ok Kiley" I have a feeling he is going to have many years of her bossing him around!