Yesterday was my youngest guys first day of pre-school !
I walk in with Chase and had noticed that the class room was so much cleaner than last year when I went to check out the class room. Maybe that is due to the fact that there is a new sherife in this class and she likes it clean. This was a big plus and all new aids, another plus as I was not going to send him if this one aid from last year was there. She was just flat MEAN and I could see me and her butting heads.
Chase being so small and the very smallest in his class has an aid who the teacher assigned the job of keeping a watchful eye on the boy who runs..
All in all I was happy with what I seen and I really think his SP. She will be working one on one with Chase on the 2 days he attends school.
It was a very long 2 1/2 hours for not only Chase but me too....I had no idea what to do with this free time on my hands so I came home and cleaned house in record time. Checked my phone every 10 mins to see if it was still working. Called a couple of friends and even talked to one good friend while I waited outside of Chases class room. I was pretty brave I think, I did not cry when my baby ran to play with the toys and did not cry when he waved to me as I was leaving and he said "good bye" in his sweetest voice. I did cry when I called Dusty and told him I took Chase to school after all....When I picked him up from School he smiled at me and ran to my arms gave me a big hug and signed "Chase all done". I was happy, he was happy, home we went!!!
This might all seem a little silly to you but Chase is MY baby, he is 3 years old! The last of 9 to go to school and frankly I am having emety nest syndrome.
For the first time in 26 years I don't have a little one at home with me.
I am sure in the mths to come I will enjoy my new found freedom and will put my spare time to good use but for today I am just happy to have him home to play with and snuggle while we watch PBS.....
Tuesday and Thurday Chase goes to school, I know it will be in his best interest that he goes and he needs to play with kids his own age.
I am still a mom who misses him with all of my soul for the 2 1/2 hours he is gone.