Thursday, September 15, 2011

Nate's First Day of Pre-school

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?"

Nate: "No."

Me:  "Nate, did you tell everyone that you farted?"

Nate:  "Yeah mommy..."

I can see a letter coming home soon... something about good manners... ;)

1 comment:

Lisa said...

Yay Nate! Congrats and welcome to preschool world! So glad you had fun on your first day!

Way to go Molly, it is totally emotional for so many reasons isn't it?!