Today was my 3 year-old son's first day of preschool. He has been waiting (not so patiently) almost a year to start. When I asked him if he liked school he said yes, and that he has 3 teachers. His favorite part he says was eating some more, and eating some more, and eating some more. He also said cleaning up. I must get their secrets!
He doesn't go to preschool all day. We started getting ready to go right after lunch. It didn't take too long. I knew what he would be wearing. He hates to wear his coat though, so that was a bit of a time-consumer. I have to admit, I would love to live somewhere that I would never have to wear a coat. Since we haven't moved to that location yet, I insisted that he wear his coat.
I promised him that I would buy him a "Toy Story" backpack when he started school. Last week, when we found out he would be starting school, I ordered the backpack from Amazon.com. It shipped to me in 2 days for free... how nice! He was so excited to get it.
When I brought him to school, I had to fill out some paperwork about who to contact in the case of an emergency. I also had to turn in his immunization record showing that it is up-to-date. So, I went in for a few minutes and got everything taken care of. As soon as he entered the room, he started playing with the toys. There was a little girl in there already so he went to where she was. When it was time for me to leave, I told him I loved him, to listen to the teacher and good-bye. He said bye and continued to play. I am thankful to know that he is comfortable in the room.
I walked back to the van, holding my newborn in my arms, knowing that she will be my last child that I ever bring to school for the first time. I placed her in her car seat and we drove home. It is a short drive and she fell sound to sleep by the time we got here.
I have been blessed with four wonderful children. My older two children enjoy school. I hope the 3 year-old loves his school career as much as he does right now. He says he likes all the kids there and I am excited for him to make new friends.