Sunday, September 13, 2009

Starting preschool....

The first week is done. Thank goodness. I want to thank you for all the comments about my last post. Your support and encouragement buoyed my spirits more than you can know. And I survived.

But Max thrived......

Seriously. I am so proud of him. Starting preschool is a big deal - all new people, new place, nothing familiar. For my highly emotional, intense little guy, this had all the hallmarks of disaster. We knew it was going to be either a nightmare or the best thing that ever happened to him.

And it was the best. No tears at drop off, and upon coming for pick-up, he looked up at me from a game of duck-duck-goose, turned back around, and said "I don't want to go. I want to stay forever."

We got into the car, and upon being asked how the day was, Max replied, "It was wonderful. I loved everything about it." And when Mema (my mom) asked about the day he energetically told her that school was like one big party. He was glowing.

Day two? More of the same. Day three? "Does it have to be the weekend?"

Now, we don't know a lot about the details of all the greatness. Mostly we hear about playing outside. We've heard a few names - Max B., Eli, Roxy, and Hannah. And he finally took a nap there on Friday (which made for a much nicer evening at home!). But all that matters is that he's happy.

All along, I have said that my only goal for preschool is that Max comes away from it with a good feeling about school. It looks like we are well on our way, and I couldn't be happier. And neither could Max.


Caroline said...

oh my gosh i just had a moment. He looks so grown up with his backpack and lunchbox!!! wow. when did that happen. I'm SO happy to hear that he loves his preschool and that you are settling into a new routine. xoxoxo

Emily S. said...

I LOVED this update. Made me feel a swell of emotion at his joy, at his growth, and at those amazing photos.

Glad all is well.

Love you!

Stefanie said...

Yah!! So happy that it was such a good experience for him! Go Max!!

Marian said...

This fills my heart with love and joy! I am such a lucky Grandma!