Vivi had her first full day of preschool today! We had a meet-and-greet on Tuesday, and she loves the teachers already. They did a quick circle time to show the parents what a typical day is like, and the teachers engaged the children with questions during the story. Vivi had her hand up at every opportunity, even pushing it higher with the other hand and waving it back and forth. She loves to be the center of attention, especially when it comes to showing off what she’s learned. I love her enthusiasm, but I hope she won’t bully the other kids. Another mom kindly said to me after watching her bulldoze over another kid, “She’s just assertive. That’s a good thing!” Well, maybe when it’s someone else’s kid, but I do wonder if the other parents think I coach her on how to get her way, when it couldn’t be further from the truth. In reality, I think she’s just been quicker than most 3-year-olds at figuring out she can run the show if she just has the guts to take control, so she seizes it faster than they can say “Go play!” I think school is going to be great for her, and I look forward to hearing all about what she’s learned. Even more than that, I am hoping to make some new friends myself, so maybe I can go for coffee with another mom and actually have a couple of minutes of adult conversation. What a novel concept!