Tuesday, January 10, 2012

1st Day of Preschool

Yesterday was my oldest's first day of Preschool!

He is one of four peer models in a special needs preschool classroom at our local elementary school.
The other 3 peer models are in his class at church, so that's extra fun for him
There's only 13 kids and 3 teachers, which Mommy really likes,
and he has school for 3 hours Monday - Thursday.
He was beyond excited yesterday.  He's been waiting a long time to get to go to school.
However, Mommy is feeling like it wasn't long enough.
I am super excited for him though because I know he'll have so much fun
and I know how much he loves to learn.
His little brother is not as excited. 
 He cried for the entire first hour after we dropped brother off.
Although, I think once he gets used to 3 hours of
uninterrupted Mommy time and getting to play how he wants,
he'll quickly learn it's okay! :)

I will say; I definitely like being on the Preschool Teacher side of this experience 
much more than I like being on the Mommy side of this!
As the preschool teacher, I knew the children would be okay, that they would have an awesome day and that I was giving 200% of myself to ensure the best learning environment for them.

As the mom, I know that my son's preschool teacher does those same things.  I also know that he is fine, having fun and will thrive in his classroom environment.  But also as the mom, there are way too many (very tight) heart strings attached to this little boy whom I love so much.  It's just another step of the growing up phase that I dislike so much, and then I start doubting my decision to let him start preschool now.  I worry that I am starting him sooner than necessary.  After all, he'll be off to Kindergarten next year.  And time flies so quickly that he'll be grown in no time.

Ugh.  How did you handle your child's first day of school?


Anonymous said...

Its heart wrenching isnt it?! I didnt send my oldest son to preschool, and he just started Kindergarten, and it melts my heart everytime I see him climb the stairs on the bus, then everyday he sits in his seat and blows me a kiss from the window. I see that bus leave and turn the corner and I feel like a huge part of me goes with him....I cant believe how fast it goes.

Danesa said...

When my son started kindergarten it wasn't as hard as i thought that it would be. He has been in daycare since he was 6 months old which made the transition easier. But when I left him in daycare for the first time my heart sank b/c I missed him.

Dina @TheseNotions said...

I don't have any kids but when my niece went to Kinder I was the one who cried.


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