Anthony Starts Preschool
Anthony had his first hour of preschool today. Well, an hour and 15 minutes. Our preschool staggers the first days in smaller groups to get the kids use to hanging out together and acclimate. On Thursday Anthony will attend for two and a half hours and then next week start his three hour sessions twice a week.
I had Valentina with me while I waited down the hall in the “Mommy Room”. Val will return to preschool tomorrow. The moms hang out the first couple of sessions to give the kids reassurance if they feel upset. One of the teachers will walk them down to see us for a quick visit or assure them that we are close by. It is also a good way for us Mom’s to chit chat about summer and get to know new faces.
Before I departed to the Mommy Room I hung out with Anthony at the sand table for a few minutes. He is quit familiar with this school and what activities are inside as he has been coming along with me while I drop off and pick up his sisters. We also had a little informal teacher meet and greet last week just me, Anthony, and his two teachers.
He seems comfortable and confident. The hour seemed to drag on forever and when it was time to reunite, DAMNIT, I definitely had a tear in my eye when I saw his sweet little face come running for me. We are usually together ALL THE TIME so this is going to be a new transition for both him and I.
He is ready to make new friends, learn all the songs his sisters have learned, color, play, and be away from me for a bit. It is so crazy to think he is nearly three. Some of the other moms who I haven’t seen in a while we certain he was just born! I definitely feel like he has grown up the quickest.
FAVORITE FOOD: Hot Dogs
FAVORITE COLOR: Blue
FAVORITE MUSIC: Music Together CD
FAVRORITE SNACK: Oreo, popsicles, fruit snacks
FAVORITE TV SHOW: Beat Bugs (Netflix)
FAVORITE TOY: Cupcakes from his play kitchen
FAVORITE STUFFIE: “Tiggie”
LOVES MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS, Violins, Tubas, Piano