13 September 2013

The first of many firsts.

Wednesday, September 11 2013. So here I am. Another Mother that has just sent her 3 y/o off to Preschool!! I imagined this day before Bennett was even born, and it's so hard to believe that it's already over. His first day of school. This is just the first of many first days, but this day, it feels extra special. This is the day that my "baby" no longer feels like a baby, or a toddler. He's a legit kid now, going to school. Someone give me a hug.

I have been preparing Bennett now for weeks, that he would be going to Mrs. Cloud's preschool class for a couple of hours, twice a week. Every time I brought it up to him, he would say "No, no school!" So I was kind of a nervous wreck when I was getting him ready to leave on Wednesday. What would happen at drop off?? Would he cry and cling on to me for dear life? Throw an epic tantrum in front of all his classmates, his teacher, and the other parents?


Well it just goes to show that kids, they continually surprise you. We pulled up to his Teacher's house (he's going to an in-home preschool), and he saw a few of his other classmates getting out and running to the door, I glanced back and he was kicking his feet in his booster seat and had an enormous smile on his face. Okay okay, so far so good... he's not whining yet. I got out of the car, unbuckled him, and he immediately jumped out and started running. I grabbed his hand and and said "Wait wait!! You need your dinosaur for sharing time"... I hardly had time to hand him his dinosaur before he bolted toward the door. And just like that, in a flash, he was gone and out of my sight. Without as much as a hug or kiss goodbye, or even a glance over his shoulder as he was racing into school.


I stood there for a minute in disbelief. What just happened? Did he just book it into school willingly and without a fight? Wow. I crept up to the door and peeked in, and there he was, already playing with his classmates, without any hesitation. I am SO proud of my little boy for being so brave, and eager to start this new adventure. I'm not sure he fully understands the idea of Preschool, but I'm hoping he really likes it. And hoping that he continues to go to school happily, and willingly. We'll see in the coming weeks ;) 


Bennett still has a hard time with his speech & communication, as well as his comprehension. So I'm praying that preschool & the interaction with his peers will give him the push he needs to catch up! He doesn't listen well to me when I'm trying to teach him, but I think he just might pay more attention to his preschool teacher ;-)

13 comments:

MommyMandy Musings said...

Awww, welcome to the "moms with kids in school" club!

Rachel said...

Awww--that's awesome that in the end he was excited to go! Hopefully he continues to like it in the weeks to come!

Olivia Grace said...

Yay Bennett!! Hope all goes well! He is so adorable and SO tall!

Lizzie Simantz said...

Awww that's great he did so well! My son started this week too and I wish it went that smoothly - Love the sign too!

Lizzie
www.multipurposemama.com

Karly Gomez said...

Yay! I am so glad he did so well! Welcome to the school years!

Lindsey Let the Light Shine Blog said...

Aww that's so sweet! Glad that he did well. I'm a new follower and LOVING your Compassion ad at the bottom. I love that organization and sponsor two children from India. Have a great weekend!

fifth house on the left | family blog said...

so great to hear he did well!! :)

Amber Brunner said...

My daughter said she didn't want to go to preschool either...and I was 8 months pregnant and freaking out that she was going to being going to preschool and getting a baby sister and everything was changing and she'd just melt down...she was FINE! Thrived in fact! They do surprise you!

Chloe West said...

Aww that's so sweet! :) I hope he loves it!

Sylvia Cook Photography said...

What a little trooper! You just never know what to expect from him :)
I hope it continues.

Mohammad Shohel said...

Sweet smile.. all the best

Fran said...

Awww I'm glad he took it so well!, what a trooper!

Jessie said...

How incredible to find a blog about a mom of two little boys the same ages as my two little boys! Seriously, having fun perusing here.