Thursday, January 8, 2009

What does 3 weeks out of town do to a preschooler?

Here's the proof from Landree's preschool note:
Becoming more oppositional-refused to wash hands for snack (finally agreed after blessing) and refused to help clean up. Time out given during gym time. (We are hoping it's still jet lag)
She was cheerful/happy. Other information: Good day. Possessive of toys at time-hordes them and won't let anyone else play (mostly dolls and paraphernalia) Tearful when she didn't get her way.

What? What happened to these notes? I hope it's not the '2 year' old thing catching up with us (I don't really believe in that anyway). I think after a good detox of grandparents, cookies, and almost unlimited Mickey Mouse Clubhouse we'll be back to normal in no time. I'll take a grumpy girl almost anytime for 3 great weeks with our family. I do wonder why we call it vacation-I can barely catch my breath-our house looks like it exploded and I know everyone is dying to see the rest of our Christmas pictures {insert sarcasm} but I do want to get them up soon for my benefit.

How about you? Are you in catch up mode too?


11 comments:

Tricia said...

I am sure it is just getting over being out of her normal routine and place that has gotten her not being herself. I am sure that once she gets back into her normal routine that she will be back to her self. :) Of course, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse can make anyone be nice. :) We will pray for this.

3 Peanuts said...

OH jennifer! I am so with you....totally in catch up mode bit I cannot believe one word about miss Landree being oppositional not one. SHe is too cute and sweet. I do thank you for sharing though---it makes us all feel better when we get those notes:)


Kim

Gail said...

Hey Jennifer, well you know I'm one of those mom's who've seen a lot. She's most likely adjusting and getting used to being home and preschool. I bet by next week Miss Landree will be back to her normal self. I would imagine she's always very sweet. She is just adorable BTW!

Gail

Jodee Leader said...

Long holidays are sooo challenging at our house too. Although we love spending time together, the kids get completely out of their routines and, as a result, usually act like wild Indians! I hope Landree is back to her sweet self soon!

himee said...

Poor Landree! Sounds like she wants her vacation back.

I am in catch up mode, too! But, have you been to my blog lately? I can't figure out what's up with my background and I knew you would be the person with the answer, I hope. Have a great day!

Cyndi said...

I am in catch up mode to! Brady is not going to sleep like he should and is grumpy in the morning and I am sure its the same at school.
She will catch up by Monday for sure.
I love love love my blog!!!
Talk to you soon.
Cyndi

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Sarah's first few days back were a little rough...she had too many late nights and really got off her schedule....it catches up with them.

I am really just starting to catch my breath...this week has been a rough one...I am so glad tomorrow is Friday!!

Hope you can get a little R&R this weekend!

Lisa

Bee and Rose said...

Love your blog! Love the preschool note:) (They're really telling you that she is a fabulously independent female!) She's adorable!

Catching up...hmmm..let's see...my 5, yep..count 'em...5 Christmas trees are still up...lights still up outside...yes, ma'am...we are definitely needing to play catch up this weekend!

Warmly,
Dawn (newbie blogger)

Eloise said...

I think it is an adjustment for everyone to return to their routine after a long holiday. Over the break Landree's teacher must have forgotten how two-year-olds behave!

I enjoyed the pictures from your Christmas. Landree looked so adorable in her pajamas.

Happy New Year!

Micah said...

I don't know how you are doing it. We were gone for 3 days and my house is a total disaster!!!!!!
But I am sure it was totally worth it!
And Landree will be back to good soon!

The Byrd's Nest said...

Ummm....You KNOW I can relate to this...you have witnessed it in real life!!!!! Praying she settles in soon....I know we have a ways to go here at the Byrd's Nest;)