Monday, August 3, 2009

'Twas The Night Before Preschool

'Twas the Night Before Preschool
And all through our home
Preparations were happening
For the big day to come!
Clothes were laid out
To dress fast the next day
A carefully planned outfit
And new shoes- hooray!
The backpack was filled
And laid just by the stairs
Photo album and blanket
Packed in with care

She awoke filled with glee
And her hands started clapping
"I'm so happy for school"
She said with feet tapping!
She dressed and she ate
Out the door like a flash
So excited to go
To the car we did dash!
Arrival on time
Traffic lighter than planned
Posing for pictures
Mom's camera in hand
Our big girl, so proud
With her backpack on tight
Outside this door
Everything looks and feels right
Stopping inside
By the PC's to pose
So excited to have time
To play in these rows
Off to the classroom
Hang up the backpack
Find her named cubby
She's got quite the knack
Some hugs for her mom
Some hugs for her dad
Off to check out the room
So proud and so glad
Miss Mindi guided her
Showed her around
So many toys, Adventures to be found!
From baby to now
Time has gone so fast
And this little person
Is a Big Girl at last
She'll eat and she'll share
She'll rest and she'll read
The teachers will take care
Of all that she needs
No tears were shed
At least not by me
But someone please explain this
To little Zachy
He cried for his sister
He cried in the car
Not understanding why
We left her so far
But tears turned to giggles
His frown to a grin
His drop off went smoothly
So everyone wins
So Teagan's First Day
Has begun oh so sweetly
Here's hoping the day
Speeds by oh so neatly!


Boozy Tooth said...

Oh my word! What a fantastic post! Liz, you are amazing. So happy Teagan had a good morning and is so thrilled with going to school. I'm proud of her and mama and Zachy too.

Can't wait to know all the happy details of her first day!

Garret said...

I agree with the bimbo above, this IS a fantastic post! I love it. I smiled through the whole thing. You have truly outdone yourself with this awesome poem!

darsden said...

How adorable she looked for her first day...(it's still early you still might shed a tear)after all she is growing bigger and has left the nest start flying on her own...

Alison said...

what?? No tears? Dangit, I have to admit I'm a little disappointed.

Ah's so much more important that Teagan was excited about her first day. Not scared, intimdated or upset. Which points to her parents modeling some pretty positive attitudes about their big little girl going off on her own!

Congratulations, and don't blink, or you'll suddenly find yourself at her HS graduation!

Strange Mamma said...

I have to admit, I got a little watery. She looks so beautiful.

Nancy said...


Any tears Momma?

Dylan liked the poem.

Kristi said...

Love the poem! Looks like she had a great first day!

Joanie said...

Liz! You didn't cry? I'm really surprised!

That was a great poem!

And I'm LOL at Garret's comment about Alix. (now that he's hours away from her house)

Anonymous said...

AWWWWW! I'm so glad that she had a good day!

Pumpkin Delight (Kimberly) said...

That was wonderful! You are very creative. I'm glad she (and her parents) got through it unscathed!

Evansmom said...

Amazing post. Thanks for sharing!

mimbles said...

This is gorgeous Liz :-)

Mrs4444 said...

What a terrific post! And the pictures...what a treat. She'll love this post one day :)