Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Evan's First Day of Preschool

Today is Evan's big day. I can't believe he is already starting preschool. I have been with him almost every single day of his 3+ years so it is difficult for me to walk away and leave him somewhere that is so new to me as well. A month ago we couldn't even talk about school without Evan getting upset and vehemently stating that he was NOT going. After a couple of visits to the school and a home visit from his teachers, it all changed. Thank goodness. He was so excited to go and paint and play in the sand table and with the playdough, etc., etc. I'm so happy that he came around because it's so very hard to leave an unhappy child behind.

Last night I told him he would have to go to bed nice and early so that he would get a good night sleep. After we read a few books the boys had a bit of a debate about school.

E: I get to go to school tomorrow and you don't.

B: I go in two weeks AND I get to stay all day.

E: I get to go paint and play TOMORROW. But I don't sing songs.

I enjoyed some extended snuggle time with Evan when he woke up this morning. I think he was starting to feel a little nervous and I was thrilled to be able to curl up on the couch with him for a few minutes before he headed out to become a big kid in school. It didn't last long though because he needed to eat, get dressed, get his back pack and go! It was pretty early so he played while I showered and when I was ready we headed outside to take his very first "first day of school" pictures.

He was so excited that he couldn't stay still for the pictures. He kept trying to run away and get in the car. I wanted pictures with Roman and I too, but he wasn't having it. I did manage to get one of him and Braeden, but it was seriously all he could do to stand there for those 5 seconds.

His "locker"

Smiling for his teacher 

I'm so proud of my little man. He's come so far this summer and it's his turn to make some new friends and join the great world of education. It's a bittersweet day for me, but a wonderful beginning for him. Today he starts a new chapter in his life. I pray that it's filled with fun, learning, friendship and joy. 

I suppose it's important to note that when we arrived at school, he put away his things, went out to the sandbox and barely said good-bye. I'm assuming that's a good sign of a successful transition. Way to go Evan!


  1. I imagine he will LOVE it there - and he will likely get to spend some time with YaYa and much to his dismay, she will sing songs to him :)