Nate's first day of pre-school was today and it went way better than I ever could have expected. He has been excited for this day for a while now, but you never really know how he is going to react to a situation. And, this is the first time that I have ever left him in unfamiliar surroundings.
I was trying to make this as festive and fun as possible, so I created a school banner and hung it in the living room.
The pre-pre-school breakfast shots:
With back pack on and heading out the door:
We walked to school from my mom's house (I don't know that she will be happy with this pic, but it is SO cute!):
And here is Nate walking in to the Pre-school building:
He walked right in, listened when his teach told him where his back pack went, and then got to playing with the toys. I hugged him, told him I loved him and then left. Yes, I cried a little, although the emotions are so complex that I can;t exactly put my finger on why.
When I went to pick him up he was all smiles and excitement. Telling me about what he did, who he met, etc. The teacher's aid said "he has a ball" and with that all of my pre-pre-school anxiety slipped away.
Funny story from the first day:
Nate: "Mommy when I was in school I farted."
Me: "Oh, did you say excuse me?"
Me: "Nate, did you tell everyone that you farted?"
Nate: "Yeah mommy..."
I can see a letter coming home soon... something about good manners... ;)