My dear beloved toddler, who I have slowly been tearing my hair out over for the last 18 months (since leaving corporate America and keeping him home), has made a huge turn around in the behavior department. The only thing that I can say that I contributed to this change is, well nothing – other than choosing the preschool.
That’s right, now that the toddler is in preschool, life is back on course. While he still doesn’t go to bed before 10:30 pm, he is napping during the day and today when I walked into pick him up from school, he was attempting to pee on the potty.
WHAT? Pee on the potty? This kid wouldn’t sit still when I tried YESTERDAY, now today he is trying?
His teacher complimented his love for sleep today. She said she felt bad having to wake him up, but everyone else was already awake. Uh, hold the brakes – did she just say my kid loves to sleep? The kid who refuses to nap for me and won’t sleep through the night?
I get it. He sees other kids peeing on the potty, he just follows along. He sees other kids sleeping, and I should be thankful his poor little body is finally getting rest. He is on a schedule, and this school thing is working for him.
Yes, I need to put on my big girl panties and get over it. It’s just that I tried so hard. I’m not a schedule person, he needs a schedule. I need to just happy we are in a good place and not focus on the things that I cannot be for my child.
Did Things Turn Around for Your Toddler Once He or She Started Preschool?
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