Tuesday, September 11, 2007
First Day of Preschool!
So here's my goofy kid on his first day of preschool. He was so excited! He was running circles around Alex this morning chanting, "I'm going to preschool! I'm going to preschool! I'm going to preschool!" Noah was especially excited to use his backpack. He helped me pack it last night with all the necessary preschool supplies and then he wore it around the house the rest of the night. Among his backpack items were 2 of his most cherished possesions - toy airplanes, which he brought for show and tell because the letter of the day was A. Noah had asked me several times if I was going to stay with him at preschool and I explained several times why I wasn't - so I wasn't sure how he would react when I dropped him off. Well, Noah marched up to the front porch and was ringing Madison's doorbell before I even had Alex out of her carseat. He seemed a little unsure about things once we were inside but as more kids arrived and sat down at the play-doh table with him he warmed right up. Next thing I knew he was waving at me saying, "Bye mom, bye Alex!" Well, that was easy...sort of...I'm a little embarassed to admit this but I got a little teary on the way home. Now, at the end of the day I'm feeling a little teary again but for the opposite reason - does anyone want to adopt 2 naughty, screaming, crying, fighting, defiant, smart-mouthed, tantrum throwing children? No? Ok, ok, I guess I'll keep them. : )
Alex's reaction to Noah's first day of preschool was funny as well...When we came home, just the two of us, she had a silly grin on her face. She kept pointing back and forth saying, "Momma...Alex!" and giggling. I think she was excited to have some time alone with Mommy. But when I told her it was time to go pick up Noah she ran for the door chanting his name.