Please Read Worms (Part 1) before reading Worms (Part 2)
Last week Amanda started preschool at Immanuel Lutheran Childcare Center. She has been going to an in-home daycare, but after much prayer and for a variety of reasons, James and I thought it was time to make a change. Amanda was very excited about preschool last week. She was happy that she went to preschool and Clara went to daycare. When Amanda turns 3 in December, Clara will then take her spot in the toddler room at ILCC and Amanda will actually start real preschool. We will be glad when they can be together in the same location.
This week has been pretty hard for Amanda. She has had a little cold, so I think that is certainly affecting her mood. Her teachers say that she has been crying a lot. The playground seems to trigger the sadness. Yesterday was the worst. They said except for 20 minutes out of the entire day she cried. YIKES!!! I wish they would have called me! We are so sad for her and wish we knew how to make the adjustment easier. I have sad memories of daycare myself. I really think it will be better when she gets over this cold. Last night she told me "Cla-Cla preschool too." Meaning she wants Clara to go to preschool too. I explained that we really want Clara to go to preschool too, but we have to wait 3 1/2 months.
Her teacher suggested we send family pictures so she would have them to look at. So last night I got Amanda to help me pick out pictures to get developed. I picked out a family picture from our Sears trip and the one from the zoo above. Then we thought that she needed a picture of Clara too. After we picked these out, I picked out several more pictures that I wanted to get developed. This morning on the way to preschool James stopped at Walgreen with Amanda to pick up our pictures. James looked at all the pictures showing Amanda the special pictures we picked out for her to take to preschool of our family and Clara. He also showed her the pictures posted above of the worms. She saw the pictures and exclaimed "Worms!!!" When they arrived at ILCC, James gave Amanda her special pictures. She pointed at the photo package still sitting on the seat in the car and cried "Worm!" James asked if she wanted a picture of the worm. "Yes Worms!" He asked if she wanted a picture of the worm with the tomato. "Yes, worm, mato." He gave her the picture. Still not satisfied she pointed at the package again and said "Worm!" He asked if she wanted another picture of a worm. "Yes." So he gave her the other picture of the worm. So Amanda took 5 pictures to preschool today. Two lovely family pictures, one picture of her adorable little sister and 2 pictures of worms.
What will the teachers think of the Beutlers???
For more gruesome pictures of worms, visit James' Facebook page...