So, today is the day that Mini #1 starts preschool. I am excited for him, but also beyond stressed. I know this seems ridiculous and in reality, it TOTALLY is. If you have been my friend in Blogland for any amount of time, you know that I stress over the silliest things and have OCD.
I really need to get over this...I mean he will only be gone three days a week from 9-1. One of the reasons that I am totally stressing is the fact that over the past few weeks, I have really noticed how big he is and how mature he is acting. There are no traces of baby left in him anymore. Sometimes I look at him and am just in awe of this fantastic, smart, funny, sensitive, and darn cute child. He was so painfully shy for so long and over the past few months he has really worked hard to come out of his shell.
Back to the stressing: I used to be a teacher and know all of those first day jitters and nerves, but I also know how other children can be. Is my stress because I am all worried about how mini #1 will feel?
Well, yes, but most are superficial and involve what the other children will think of him. I am worried that he won't make any friends, fall down and others will laugh at him, spill something all down his shirt and others will laugh at him, decide that tomorrow is the perfect day to start picking his nose, someone will take a toy from him and he has a meltdown, won't want to come inside from the playground and does his oh so lovely "mad voice" at his teachers, will forget to pull his pants up when he comes out of the bathroom (the child loves to be naked) and the kids will laugh at him, be the loser kid that has to have a time out on the first day, and trust me the list goes ON and ON and ON.
I'll keep you posted and post a picture later today. And, since you were all in suspense wondering about the lunchbox...we did find the Thomas one that he wanted. It was a much bigger ordeal than anticipated, but ALL ABOARD for the lunchbox train.
Have a great day!