Since Breuklyn started Pre-K, I have discovered a very bizarre thing... my daughter now has a social life. It is kind of earth shattering. When we go to the park after I pick her up from class, we usually meet up with some of her classmates. I have learned a few things about Breuklyn that are very entertaining.
1. She is the dominant personality in her little circle of friends. I should have known this, but somehow I didn't see it playing out in the large, large world of Pre-K. She is the one who decides that playing on the swings isn't cool and that the monkey bars are the place to be. She decides when it is time to take a water break. When we (the collective mom "we") decide that it is time to pack up everyone and head home for some much needed naps, the 4 years-olds look at Breuklyn for a sign as to whether they should throw a collective temper tantrum or not. Oh.the.power.
2. Being the queen bee of the 4 year-olds means that you don't have to know their names. Her "bestest friend eber" Lauren seems to suffer from this name thing the most. After the first day, Breuklyn came home talking about her new "bestest friend eber" Nemo. Now, I had read the class list and was certain that Nemo wasn't on the list. We ran through a gamut of names for this poor child. Lena, Lemo, Leno, Nemo, Noren, Snoren and Roaren were all names that Breuklyn tried out. When I finally met Lauren and her mother at the park one afternoon, I apologized for my goofy kid who was not willing to take 1.5 seconds to correctly pronounce Lauren's name. After all, it's my kids that have the weird names. After working on it all weekend, I think we have mastered Lauren's name. Now if I can just figure out who Bippo is.