We had talked to him a little about it but I didn't want to psych him out. If I get too excited about something he usually finds a way to make it not work out ANYTHING like I thought it would. So I tried to hold it in. In my head I'm all like, I can't believe he's almost 4! He's getting so big. But will he like preschool? Will he throw some embarrassing tantrum or repeat something his mother shouldn't have said in front of him on accident? This is a huge moment for me as a mom. I get to take the infamous backpack on the front step photo and pack cute snacks, pick out "school clothes" and write his adorable little name on everything. AND I get to hang out with Eman one on one while big bro is in school! Oh bubs. I get uninterrupted snuggle time. So many things to be excited for. Some people have asked if I will be sad to drop him off. Um. Not really. Ha!!! But in all honesty I know he is more than ready for this and it is only twice a week in the mornings. Next year he'll go all week. Maybe it will be different then. Or maybe I'll enjoy the break so much that I won't mind taking him everyday!
His spare clothes. I used a sheet set sack! Not plastic bags allowed.
Cheese stick and cantaloupe upon Aaron's request. The green thing is a little ice thing.
I received a calendar of special events and activities planned for January. Every child gets to bring in something for show and tell each month. It's usually their favorite toy. They call it mystery bag. The item is placed in a non see through bag and the other children pass it around and get to guess what it is. Aaron was chosen to go next week.
I didn't have to sneak off, he basically told me he's "got this" without so many words. So Ethan and I left and ran several errands. Target, the bank, Good Times (Burger place that has good breakfast burritos), and Walmart. It was fun just taking Ethan and SO much easier!!! When we went to pick Aaron up the teacher told me he did great but that was about the extent of our conversation. It was kind of chaotic. I tried to ask him what he did and if he had fun but his mood had swung and he simply told me, "I don't want to talk about it mom."
I later got a few things here and there from him and I think overall he enjoyed it. Time will tell - I'm just so happy to have a routine! My little boy is getting bigger every day!