Category Archives: preschool

i got a haircut & a real job

And what is one of the first things I did in preparation for my new job? I went to Petsmart and bought a fish.

Mr. Bubbles the Blue Boy Betta

Mr. Bubbles

“Why would Steph buy a fish?” you ask. Because I’m now teaching preschool. It gets better. I’m teaching right at Ingrid and Ilsa’s school! It’s a half-day position teaching two separate classes: 2-day, and 3-day.

Pinterest,, and Google are now my most-visited websites. I find myself humming Raffi’s The More We Get Together. My family knows to save every single plastic water bottle so I can make sensory bottles. Ilsa has been scouring Pinterest for preschool ideas, and sending pins my way. Chad says I have a spring in my step and a lightness of heart he hasn’t seen in years. Ingrid is thankful that I am on site, so she can talk to me if she needs me.

I’m thrilled to have this opportunity. I get to see my girls off at school, walk down the hallway to my room, sometimes eat lunch with them, and then be there to pick them up. I don’t know that I could have a job that is much better than this!

And oh yeah… it’s good to be blogging again. I’ll update again soon.


puzzlement solved

We have decided to NOT put Ingrid into Cubbies this year. Preschool seems to be enough activity already! She doesn’t know this yet, of course, or you would hear the crying in Beijing, above the roar of the crowd cheering-on the 14 year olds of the… (cough cough) correction… “16” year olds of the Chinese ladies gymnastics team gold medal.

We might look for an afternoon ballet class for her to be involved in.

We’ve been doing quite a bit of Bible teaching at home, so we know she is learning. She is finding friends in preschool, so does she really need to be out until 9:00 on a school night? Nuh uh…