3.02.2011

I knew the day would come...

However, it is a little bittersweet for me.  Today Ethan started Preschool at New Beginnings.  Last night I was thinking about what today would bring and while I am so excited for Ethan to start this little journey, I am also just a little sad.  My little guy has been by my side, with just a few escapes by mommy, for much of his young 3+ years.  He is my pal, and while at times he drive me crazy, I love to hear him play, laugh, chat about random things, and sing.   He has been very excited for the last several days that today he was going to finally get to go to school...and to make it an even better day, it was Pajama Day so he got to wear his favorite pair of Mater Pj's.
Surprisingly, he was a little nervous and very quiet when I dropped him off.  He didn't cry but I could tell that he was uncomfortable so I sat down with him for a few minutes.  In the few times I have dropped him off somewhere he has always known someone so I can see where it is a little scary.  While he was gone the house was eerily quiet, which usually is a bad sign here, but I was able to get a lot of work done while the dogs slept quietly at my feet.  When I went to pick him up he gave me a big hug and said, "I had a great time today."  So I would definitely say it was a success!!

2 comments:

The Springer's said...

YAY! I knew he would do great. So glad for E..and glad you got some quiet time! Enjoy it!

poopsie said...

the beginning of a school career...it really is bitter sweet isnt it? glad he did well and i am sure he will meet tons of friends and love it!