My heart is going to burst out of my chest and I don’t know whether to laugh or cry. It feels like yesterday that I first laid eyes on my 5lb 5oz little boy for the first time and today was his first day of school. There have been major highs and some what-am-I-doing lows in my past 3 1/2 years as a stay at home mom and I wouldn’t change a moment of it.
We enrolled Cole in the three day, 8am – 2:30pm, pre-k program at a local private school. This is a big deal for us since Cole has been home with me since the day he was born! We’ve been talking to him about how fun school will be all summer long. He even practiced his introductions.
And this morning we put on his new uniform and took a few first day of school pictures.
He’s a social boy by nature, but I wasn’t sure how he would feel about being dropped off in a classroom with 15 other kids and two teachers that he’s never met. Also, I was experiencing some major mommy guilt since I’m on bed rest and couldn’t go with Greg to drop him off. However, the report that I got back was that Cole was cool as cucumber when Daddy had to leave. He was so excited to find his own name tag at the desk!
Greg encouraged him to go play trains with the other kids in the classroom. He replied, “But Daddy those trains are broken…they don’t light up.” Then he looked around, saw a little boy playing with some cars on a toy ramp, walked over and asked, “Can I play cars with you?” Making friends already 🙂
Update! Cole just got home from school and told me he had so much fun. He told me that they played with shaving cream, had a snack, danced to the Frozen Let it Go song, and painted their hand prints! He’s excited to go back after the holiday weekend and he hopes they get to play on the playground 🙂
I am one proud mama!