I definitely had a laundry list of mom-type worries:
would he mind his manners
would he include and be kind to everyone on the playground
would he eat his snack, or just hurry to play
would his teacher like him
would I like his teacher (I'm picky)
would his teacher only see his wild and crazy side, or would she look deeper for his strengths
would he be too tired going to school during his regular naptime (yes, he still naps)
would he enjoy school
would he be disappointed when he finds out it's EVERY DAY
would he learn bad words
But what it all came down to was that I KNEW he was ready.
He is fearless and outgoing.
I was excited for him to have this new experience.
So off he went, with his first loose tooth dangling by a gum-thread, to his first day of
And I'm happy to report, we didn't shed a tear!
Sammy didn't even shed a tear!
So it's been like pulling teeth (figuratively) to get Jack to tell us about his days at school. Is it a boy thing? Do you other moms have the same problem? I came up with a deal that he has to think of three things to tell me about each day. So far I've heard NOTHING of the classroom details and EVERYTHING about the recess details. Just for the record, he loves snack, the monkey bars, planting acorns, collecting acorns, and riding bikes when it is "red group's day".