Playette has been in a typical daycare or preschool environment for nearly four years now.
Our purpose in going that route was to expose her to other children, since she had no siblings at home, and get some positive influences from her typically developing peers.
For the most part, we've been pleased. She's great at playing and learning amongst other children and has plenty of friends that she asks for by name. She also has friends with varying unique needs. We're all about equal opportunity over here. One of her buddies in her class last year in CA uses a wheelchair and I loved that, to Playette, she was just one of the gang. Which is as it should be.
Many adults could stand to learn a lot from these kiddos.
Along with the great stuff, we get some gems that we know can only have come from being in school.
The latest is the evolution from "uh-oh" to "OOOOOHHHHHHH!"
It cracks me up. Let's say you drop something. She is quick to point and yell, "OOOOOHHHHHHH!"
Like she caught you do something wrong and she's about to tell or as a warning that you're about to get in big trouble.
It's funny because, really...how much trouble am I apt to be in for dropping my keys? And who is going to punish me for that offense, exactly?
I love that little nut.
We just got in from vacation last night, so we're buried in washing tons of warm-weather gear while also trying to put together something that resembles Christmas morning for the kidlet.
Sure it's two days later and after 6pm.
How much you wanna bet she won't care?