Tuesday, April 20, 2010
My Baby is Growing Up So Fast and I'm Having a Hard Time Writing About It. What I'm Trying to Say is He Started School & This is the Story of Day One.
This is the obligatory picture with Daddy before leaving. Jonathan really wanted to go too. I may have tricked him by sending him to the bedroom to fill his backpack. Ouch. Mean mommy. Don't worry, Jonathan had a very special day while Casey was at school. Complete with lemonade.
Quick picture with Mommy (that's me) before heading out. Yeh. I'm hot. No make-up, shower wet hair and chipped toe nail polish. I didn't really meet any other moms doing the pick-up drop-off thing, but I did learn that yoga pants are totally okay to wear in public. This makes me happy.
Casey did great when I dropped him off. A little bit shy, but he really seemed to like his teachers. He showed off his "rescue-pack" and was very excited to find the cubby labeled "CASEY". He had me take him to the bathroom, then asked whether I could stay to play. When I said 'no' he gave me a kiss good-bye and dove into the legos. I left and was mildly insulted that he didn't throw at least a small tantrum on my behalf.
Naturally, I raced home and logged onto the school's webcam. I couldn't find him anywhere, until Hubs pointed out a sad little boy being carried around by the teacher. It tugged on my heartstrings a bit, but was so much better than seeing him have a full blown fit. Wes wanted to race to the rescue, but I knew Casey would recover.
Later we checked again and he was hiding behind the teacher's skirt. Later still, he was sitting at a table all on his own while the class had a lesson on the floor. But finally, in the afternoon... integration! Playing with other kids! Coloring! Crafting! Yay!
When I arrived to pick up, he was walking down the hallway with his teacher and another little boy. He was all smiles and excited to tell me about his day. The legos! The playground! The coloring! But then I asked about lunch, and the other little boy answered "He didn't like his lunch! Casey didn't eat ANYTHING!" So, I asked Casey myself and he said, "I just cried a little bit and then I was okay. I'm hungry for food in the car." That kind of broke my heart.
He was all smiles though and talking about coming back to see his teacher and friends on Wednesday. So, I totally considered it a success.
Now, he's decided he doesn't want to go anymore.
So. Wish us luck on that.
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