Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Zane starts "shooull"

My big boy started pre-school at Little Rock Christian Academy and we are all very excited/nervous. Other than Sunday School, Zane has never been in a classroom setting. He has been with me, DeeDee, Nana, Mrs. Jeri, and babysitters at our house. We've been telling him about school for about a year now and I'm pretty sure this whole time he's been thinking we were talking about Sunday school. When we were dropping him off the first day, he asked Matt, "Are you guys going to church while I'm here?" Matt said, "No, but we probably need to!"

Look at that sweet little baby face. I wasn't quite ready to let him go full-time yet, so he goes from 8:10-3:10 on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. I work on Thursdays and Fridays, so we still have Tuesdays together. (New job! Planning to do a 'move-from-Wisconsin, new-job, summer-fun, Hollin-has-changed-so-much, catch-up' post.)
So. How did the first day go? No tears. We got there and he played play dough. I had been taking pictures ALL morning so he was totally over that. Didn't want to smile at all. Told us we were making him "so fwus-chu-wayted". Gotta love him. See next pic for his 'frustrated face'.

I just couldn't wait to pick him up from his first day and have him run into my arms and tell me all about it. Bwahahaha! Yeah right. The teacher said that they had to wake his whole class up to leave school. He is a BEAR if he gets woken up from a nap. He was SO grumpy. He told me to stop asking questions and that he didn't want to talk about it. Boo! This mama needed to know!

Right after we got home, I got a call from his teacher. My first thought was "Uh oh, this can't be good." She was calling to tell me that he got stung by a bee on the playground. Poor buddy had to go to the nurse's office on his very first day of school.

He always gets really talkative at bedtime (stall tactic). A few random facts I got were:

*we ate wunch in our classroom

*we took a SO long nap and took our shoes off before nap

*we sang 'Jesus Loves Me'. But I didn't sing, I just danced.

*we got this sticker for helping clean up. But I didn't help because I was playing train table (not sure why he still got a sticker)

*i drew a picture of me and mrs price

*my favorite was playing on the playground at recess.

*and this. I told him before his first day that some kids might be sad to leave their mommy and daddy. I told him that if he saw anyone crying he should try to be their friend. So when he was going to sleep, he told me this. "Mommy, I tried to make that little girl stop crying at recess. She was so sad. She wanted her mommy. But I couldn't get her to stop crying." I was sad for the little girl, but at the same time, so proud of my little boy.

Update: Zane has now been in school for almost four weeks. I think he loves it. I've noticed that school exhausts him and his appetite has increased tenfold. Occasionally I will hear him singing songs from school, but he won't perform them for me. He talks about Reese and Parker a lot. They play "superheroes" together. I'm so glad he's making new friends.

His adventures so far include:

*being stung by a bee on his first day and going to the nurse's office

*tummy ache the next couple of days

*going to the nurse's office again for a skinned knee

*pink eye

*and being "temporarily missing" one day

Always an adventure...





HickChickBritt said...

Haha he is just so dang cute! What a big step starting preschool. Thank goodness I still have a couple of years before that!