Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Brayden's First Day of Preschool

So today was my little man's 1st day of 3 year old preschool and I really can't believe this day is already here, I guess it's true what everyone says, the time just goes waaaaaay too fast once you have kids.

The morning started out great, I made pancakes and sausage at little man's request and then we headed outside to take some pics with the super cute sign I made for him - a post on this sign soon :)

He was really excited to take pictures, this is a first!!

 Not sure what's going on here but I promise they were happier than they look :)

Once we got to school, Brayden was still excited and in a great mood, we went inside and grabbed his name tag and waited until the door to class opened.  Of course he didn't want to put the name tag on, he was having more fun "fishing" with it

When we got into the classroom, we were still having fun, Brayden pulled up a chair and sat down to play play doh.

After a little play time, it was time for all the kids to come sit on the circle, of course Brayden wanted me to sit right down next to him but that was not allowed.  He was starting to get pretty nervous but eventually he did sit down but once the teacher came over to show him how to sit "pretzel" he started crying so hard.  So all throughout circle time where every child was rolling a ball to one another and stating their name to the class, Brayden cried, and then cried some more. It was definitely painful to watch but part of me was just wishing he would start listening, I couldn't believe he was the only kid who didn't roll the ball and say his name.  I know he's just a kid but to say I was a little embarrassed would be an understatement.

My poor baby!

After circle time, one teacher brought all parents into the hall while the other teacher stayed in the room with the kids. As soon as I was going towards the door Brayden started crying hysterically again, it killed me but I just walked out of the room.  As we all stood in the hallway I could hear him crying so loud.  At this point it was becoming heartbreaking and then the tears starting strolling down my face.  I think part of that was out of frustration but I also felt so terrible.  He cried the entire time I was out in the hall, probably 15 minutes.  When I went back in the room his eyes were so swollen from crying so much.  He calmed down and we started playing again, I tried to stay back as much I could to get him used to playing by himself.  

It was back to circle time again before we did a fire drill - I could see Brayden starting to get a little more relaxed, he even held hands with another little boy while we went out for the fire drill, and at one point he was even holding the teachers hand! That was HUGE for him.  When we got back in the room he went and sat nicely in the circle and stayed there until it was time to go.

At the end of the morning when we were leaving, I told him to say good bye to his teachers, and to my extreme surprise, he went up to each teacher and gave them a hug AND a kiss!! I almost fell over from the shock.

I couldn't believe all of the emotions that went through his first day, for both him and me.  It was a little surreal to watch my little baby, my first born, go through his very first day of school.  Yes, I know it's only preschool, but as you can see, this was a BIG deal for my little guy, and I could not be more proud of him!

We'll see how the next class goes, that will be his first day all by himself.  My hubby will be dropping off and picking up while I'll be at work worried about my little guy.  I know in time he will be just fine, and so will I :)

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