Tuesday, August 25, 2009

A big day for Charlie!!!

Charlie is going to school too!!! He has been talking about it for quite a while. In fact the last month he has said "I go to preschool today?!?!" many, many times. I was very happy that he was excited and was really hoping that he understood the concept that mommy would not be going to preschool too.

Charlie meeting his new teacher last week at Open House.
I wasn't quite quick enough with the camera and he only gave me one chance.
Charlie really liked Open House and was pretty ticked off when we had to leave. He was screaming all the way out the door..."I want to go to PRESCHOOL!!" Not pretty.

Finally, the first real day of school came on Monday.

He was very excited to pack his snack. (Scooby Snacks)

Packing up his cool, new backpack.

My big boy...all ready to go!
too cute!!in the car, all ready to walk into school with the teacher...

...and how is Mr. Barley doing in preschool???
Well, he happily got out of the car both days. He went with the teacher and never looked back. Coming out of school, he has looked a little, ummmm, shell shocked. Like, "what the heck happened to me?". Both days he was a little upset when he got in the car, but recovered pretty quickly and was willing to answer a lot of questions about his afternoon. Not all of them truthfully (unless Bozo and Pres. Obama are both in the Owl room with him too), but at least he was happy to talk about school. Since he was a bit upset again today, I emailed his teacher because I was very curious about how he was doing the rest of the time at school. She sent me back an awesome email and reported that Charlie has been doing very well in class. His favorite song is "Slipper Fish" and he has been requesting it frequently. He has also been enjoying time playing in the kitchen center and with the blocks. What a relief!! I'm thinking the tears at the end of the day are just a "release" for him after an afternoon of new experiences. I think he'll be just fine.

As for me, I dropped him off yesterday afternoon and ran 4 errands in 1/2 hour. Last week, those 4 errands would have taken me all afternoon and I would have had to buy more chocolate chip cookies from McDonalds. ;) It feels strange to have this much "free time", but I'm sure that I'll adjust too. :)


Cathy said...

Congrats on Preschool Charlie!! I am glad to hear that he really likes it... and KElly... enjoy your free time!! My sister JAckie finally has all three kids full time in school and she said the same thing... what am I gonna do now?? ENJOY THE QUIET!! ;)

Jennifer said...

That's awesome! I;m glad he likes it so much and that his teacher is so available. Good for ALL OF YOU!!! And great pictures! I especially like the one of little Charile with the HUGE backpack. YOu were right, too cute! Yay Charlie!

Christina said...

Yea for Preschool, and having some time alone!!! I think about that day and get happy and sad all at the same time. :)

Tash said...

Love first day of school photos---I'm excited for Charlie.

~~Mel~~ said...

Charlie is such a cutie! Glad he's enjoying preschool so much!

Mishelle said...

Cute! My kids love the Slippery Fish song too! Well...all but Logan...he liked it his first year and then he cried forever after....we have to get together child free sometime soon!!