Thursday, March 11, 2010

Preschool Tour

Who could even believe that this lil' monkey is ready for. . . preschool?


Well, technically, he won't be ready until after his birthday in August, but since the good co-ops fill up really fast around here, we are touring and registering for preschool today.

The great thing about this preschool is that one day a month, I will be in the classroom and another day of the month, one of my mom-friends will be in the classroom, so there will just be two days a month that he doesn't have someone there that he knows. It is just once a week, for two hours, and the whole purpose is really just socialization and fun learning. Several of my friends have participated in this same school and loved it. I also think that with Emma being a newborn next fall, it will be really good for him to get out of the house once a week for something that is just for him.

I did just have a bit of a 'mah baybeeee' moment, however, when I thought about getting him a backpack and dropping him off on the first day of "school." I truly believe it will be a good experience for him and I am going to have to start lengthening these apron strings someday, so it might just be good for me, too!

Edited: Will loved preschool. It was pajama day and they were doing a pancake breakfast. Will loves pancakes and was thrilled to be offered one. . . and then seconds which he gobbled up! They had a trampoline, sensory table, play house, a train set, other kids - he was in heaven. He didn't seem too shy and interacted with the bigger kids just fine. I think it will probably be a bit different when I leave him there, but for now, he seemed to really enjoy it. We are all registered and have paid our reservation fee. Now, I am going to try and forget that my Little Man is not so little anymore until I have to face the reality come September.

11 comments:

Adriane said...

Can't believe he's ready for preschool! So big!!!

And, a very belated congrats on Emma! I have been a terrible blogger friend and haven't checked in on you in a few weeks. Very exciting news!!!! A sweet little girl to love on. I bet you are over the moon!

Sunny said...

We've been in a co-op preschool since Bean was 6 months old, and I looooooooove it. (Moms stay for every class in the infant, one-year-old, and two-year-old rooms before switching to a rotational work schedule for the last few years of the program.) I almost didn't join back then, and I think God that I did. I hope you love it just as much!!

Tracy said...

I've been thinking about this lately, and have somehow convinced myself that we can wait until the twins are almost 4. :) So two years from this September, since they'd be starting K three years from Sept. But in all reality, we will probably ALL be ready to go to a two days per week preschool just before they turn three. Sigh.

HereWeGoAJen said...

Can I pretend that this isn't happening and that Will is still a tiny baby?

Rebecca said...

Crazy! Mine are starting in the fall too and I just can't believe it!

Mel said...

You are going to love this preschool bit. My BFF has her son in a mothers day out program 2 days a week and she gets alone time with her baby girl and thinks it just the best thing ever. And HE loves it!

Amy said...

dang it he is adorable! Looks just like you dude!

Danifred said...

So happy his day went well! I love the idea of getting them exposed to a little school, even if it's just one day a week.

Joy said...

It is so neat you have that opportunity for Will!!! Where we live we don't have ANYTHING unless you put your child in Headstart.

My oldest daughter goes to preschool but her school is different- it is full day and all week. From 8-3:30. I started freaking out about school and couldn't believe she was old enough to be going. But she LOVES it.

I'm so glad Will loves his school, too! Building an early love for learning is wonderful!

manapan said...

Awwww, all grown up! I remember loving preschool. I hope he (and you!) gets used to it quickly.

La La said...

Ah wow. Preschool already!? Oh my. I guess we'll be next to get on that train. How do they grow up so fast?