Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Campbell's turn

Today Campbell headed off to his first day of preschool. He'll be going every Tuesday and Thursday morning from 9-1 to the same little school that Ella and Lily both went to. In fact, he has the same teacher, the divine Ms. K, the girls had.

I bought Campbell a new lunchbox on Monday for school. He was very proud of it, even if he wasn't all that sure what exactly it was. He carried it out to the car all by himself.

When we got to school, his reaction was pretty funny. He looked around the car and then gave me a puzzled glance, kind of like he was saying, "Why are we here? W (our carpool buddy) and Lily aren't with us." We walked to his classroom and put up his lunchbox and supplies, and he immediately started playing with some toys. But then after about five minutes, he went to the gate and started rattling it, ready to leave I guess.

Ms. K got him involved in playing with our friend L (W's little sister) at the water table. He was happily occupied there when I gave him a quick kiss and ducked out. Unfortunately, he realized I was leaving before I made it out of the gate. But I stayed strong and kept walking. I trust Ms. K completely in dealing with him, and I knew he was just fine in her hands.

The report when I picked Campbell up was that he cried for a few minutes but then stopped without a problem. It will be interesting to see what happens when I take him on Thursday when he knows he's going to be left behind.

I celebrated my morning by going home, straightening up the house, taking a shower without any short people bothering me, and taking a two-hour nap. I'm going to make the most of the next two months of two free mornings a week while I can.


Memarie Lane said...

How cute!

That little blond girl has the same haircut as Jessamine. :P

Becca said...

aahh the empty house nap, love those.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, school starts for both kids tomorrow. It's always a maudlin thing for me, and this month I'm on Clomid... should be fantastic.

The Kretzings said...

You give me hope that maybe I'll be okay too when our guy starts preschool in two weeks.

Anonymous said...

Oh, I am so looking forward to when I can coordinate a sitter with when the bigger 3 are at school so I can have the alone in house nap. Glad it worked out for you.

tymon said...

Personally, I am a big fan of the Chucks!!!
Nice shoes Campbell!