I still can’t believe you started preschool this month! I admit, I was a bit anxious before you went. I knew you’d love it, but you’ve never been away from family like that before. In your four years on this earth, you’ve been babysat by your Grandma & Grandpa, and twice by a friend’s mom, and even that was two years ago. I wasn’t sure how you’d handle being away from everyone you know for three hours, three days a week, but I quickly realized it wouldn’t be a problem.
I took you to your orientation the Friday before school & instead of crying for me to stay or at least asking where I was going, I couldn’t get you to stop playing long enough to say goodbye before I headed to the auditorium to hear the Headmaster speak. I knew then that you would be just fine, and I was absolutely right. Granted, I shed more than my fair share of tears when I dropped you off on that first day, but seeing how excited you were about school when you came home erased any bittersweet feelings I had & replaced them with pure happiness for you.
I suppose I shouldn’t be that surprised, though- I loved school when I was a little girl & still plan on being a teacher when you & your little sibling are all grown up. You just take after me, and I’m so proud! You also take after me a bit with the whole, social butterfly thing, though, so we’ll have to watch that. You’ve already told on yourself for bothering your friend during class- you were just trying to hold her hand, nothing serious- but it’s not okay for school! But since you never went to daycare, and this is your first year of any kind of school, I know it’ll take some time to learn what’s okay & what’s not.
You’ve now gone four times & you’re always so excited when you wake up on school days! You love to tell me all about your day & everyday there’s a fun, new thing you’re excited about. Yesterday it was the sandbox, but who knows what it’ll be tomorrow? I look forward to finding out- and I can’t wait to hear about your day every single school day for the next 14 years.
Be sure to check out the next blog in the Letters to Our Sons circle- Penelope’s Oasis!