Preschool Fail & A Giveaway!

by Nicole on July 9, 2014

Good morning!

I feel like I have so much to write about that I don’t even know where to start.


Last week Olivia and I started Mommy and Me “preschool”. It was a disaster. Like a complete disaster. She cried the entire time….for 75 minutes. I won’t make excuses for her, but I’m hoping there were a few factors that played into it that won’t happen today. She was sick a couple days before (but she was 48 hours fever free by morning of preschool), she hadn’t eaten breakfast or had milk (she doesn’t like to eat right away when she gets up, so she wouldn’t take any food….and I offered her spoiled milk even though I had just bought it at Whole Foods*), AND she’s not a fan of new environments unless it’s a playground.

With all that said I hope today is better. Liv LOVES kids and toys and singing….so I don’t know why she wouldn’t like preschool (especially when I’m staying the entire time!) We’ll see how it goes. Also on the spoiled milk front…it didn’t smell and I can’t drink milk, so I had no clue it was spoiled until Danny tasted it at night. I didn’t even think it was spoiled because we had just bought it the previous day (and expiration wasn’t for 2 more weeks!)

Any tips would be appreciated. I’m going to bring some extra milk for her. You can’t bring your own snacks so that’s out, but I’ll try bringing a doll or lovey too. I also may try to get my cousin to come for reinforcements since she loves her so much.

Everything else with toddler-dom is great….mostly. ha! Liv is so much fun and repeating every single thing. She sings to Let it Go, Brave and  Sam Smith’s Stay with Me to name a few. I have no clue how normal that is that she sings and hums along with the words/tune but it amazes me. I think her development has always been pretty ordinary (but obviously extraoridinary to watch for me!) but I think she does have amazing something going on in the music department.

Liv also told me she wants to get O-U-T of her car seat yesterday. My mom was teaching her “O-U-T, OUT!” the day before and she thinks it funny to use it about her car seat. And by funny I mean she repeats it 4048235 times because she still hates her car seat. Other funny things she says “LOL”, except that’s only when I tell her to repeat it.


20.5 months is FUNNY and I know it will only get funnier from here.

20 months:

  • Puts garbage in the trash she finds on the floor, whether inside or outside.
  • Sings to multiple songs
  • Still picky as HELL with eating, but randomly will take down large amounts of food.
  • Still hates bath time and on a hating bed time streak as well.
  • LOVES her babies and lovies. Walks around with them and takes them everywhere.
  • LOVES balls, planes, the swing, being outside, playground, dogs, birds.
  • Asks to go t the beach everyday (yet won’t walk on the sand barefoot…or go near the ocean.)
  • NO is a huge part of her vocabulary.
  • Copies every word, phrase, hand movement and gesture we say and do.
  • LOVES Elmo and Murray from Sesame Street.


I’ll be back to share my Blissful Eats giveaway with you here, but for now if you want to enter (using Rafflecopter) go to our Facebook page and enter here! 

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Erica { } July 9, 2014 at 6:51 am

I cannot take the cuteness of those pigtails!


Krysten Siba Bishop (@darwinianfail) July 9, 2014 at 10:07 am

Awe! Admittedly I did not do well as a kid when I started preschool. I was kind of shy and nervous, so it took me a little time to adjust. Not to worry, she will get there. I love that you get to go with her, I think that will help!


char eats greens July 14, 2014 at 2:20 pm

Ok, Nia and Liv REALLY need to meet because Nia is doing so many similar things to her! Elmo is big; the garbage off the floor into the trash too – so crazy how similar they can be!! This age is pretty fun! Hope preschool goes better the second time. I love this idea and would love to find something like that in my area. I could handle being there with her like this, but couldn’t do a solo daycare yet!


Abby July 31, 2014 at 9:44 am

Hello, I came across your blog when searching under “4 month sleep regression”. I know you posted those a year ago, yet it was nice for me to read as I could read from all those older posts of yours how you got over it, although I’m secretly hoping we don’t need CIO method.

Our little girl (my 2nd child) is 18 weeks + and she has not been sleeping through the night for about 1.5 weeks now. I work full time, so it’s tough on me and my husband, though my husband can sleep through the night very well with baby’s crying in the background. Anyway, I just want to say thank you for sharing your experiences, and even though I’m a second time mom (and forgot about all the nasty things I’d gone through with my son who is turning 9 this year), I am really counting the days hoping soon I can get my sleep again :-)


Nicole August 1, 2014 at 12:39 pm

Abby, thanks for the comment! Ahh it’s so hard. I hope it’s all a distant memory to you soon! We didn’t do CIO until 6 months and we had a lot of ups and downs in between. CIO stinks, but it really was the best thing for all of us. Good luck! xox

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