Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Way Back When-esday: Preschool Promotion

Dateline: June 2006
Twins' Age: 4

On the last day of their first year of preschool, He-Twin and She-Twin donned their class-created, fish printed shirts and celebrated Hawaiian style.

Double Daddy and I are strong advocates for separate classes for twins, but due to an overload of multiples that year at the preschool (4 sets of twins and a set of triplets---ALL of whose parents wished them separated), to ease the logistics for the staff, and knowing full-well our two were very independent (or so we thought), we agreed to placement in the same class. The year was wonderful; but all concurred, they'd truly flourish the next year---in their own scholastic space.

Seeing their unity in that initial academic foray warms my hear this mid-week.

Why don't you dive into your digital files, and play along with Way Back When-esday?

Seek out an overlooked snapshot or scan a scrapbook find...share an image you might not otherwise. Tell the tale and place a post on your blog. Be sure and link back to participate in the web-wide reverie...and please leave a comment when you do!

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In yesterday's post, I mistakenly indicated She-Twin had managed to extract THREE teeth by employing chewy candy as a helpmate. Two times this week using MaryJanes, and a particularly memorable Circus Peanut incident were in my immediate recall.

We need to retract the count; the accurate number is actually, verifiably blog-documented, FOUR.

Hoping the folks at Twizzlers forgive the unintentional omission.


Barbara Manatee said...

As J&S approach school, I also think they'll do fine apart. If they are accepted into Developmental KDG, they'll still be in the same class (there's only 1 session) but once in Kdg, I'm ok with them being in their own classes. I seem to be the exception amongst my friends though as they all want to keep their kids together.

Melissa said...

What a sweet picture! My twin brother and I were in the same class until 3rd grade(only because our school had one class per grade level) and then again in 4th grade. We didn't have a class again until our senior year in high school. We both had a really hard time when we were in separate classes but we learned to adjust and become gain our independence. **I loved your post about your daughter's teeth pulling. My six year old just lost her second tooth yesterday while we were grocery shopping.

~ Crystal ~ said...

I home school my kids. But if they were in public school, I'd request for them to be in different classes. I think it's easier for them to become their own person if they're not always around each other. Some multiples sometimes become dependent on each other.

Cute photo! Thanks for hosting this each week!

Harris Boys said...

my boys start pre-k 4 on august 1st. I am a wreck knowing that my babies will no longer be at home with me. with that said, they will be in the same classroom b/c there school has 3 separate classes and they begin 15-20 mins apart. When they start kindergarten they will be in different classes with different teachers!