Monday, September 8, 2008

Night Before Jitters

I can't believe my little guy's first day of school is tomorrow. I feel like it was just yesterday that we brought him home from the hospital, swaddled in his little blanket. Now he is full-fledged toddler, Climbing up slides, running down the street, and talking up a storm. I know he is going to have a blast. His teachers are wonderful, and this school was made for him. He'll be one of two deaf kids in this hearing classroom. He'll have access to an SLP who will be in the classroom ALL day with him. The school has a full audiology suite. It's the best of the best. I'm SO excited for him.

With all this excitement, I have a bit of sadness. Our days of carefree schedules (well, how carefree could we get with 4-6 doctor/specialist appointments a week) are gone. I've joined the ranks of preschool Moms, trying to juggle pick-up and drop-off. Sure, he's only going 2 days a week, but this will be the first time that he will be consistently away from me during the day. I know I should take advantage of the time away by completing work or doing something for myself, and I know I will. I'm not going to lie though, I'm going to miss him and our little routine like crazy.

Wish us luck...I'll post pictures!


Drew's Mom said...

Christian is going to have a blast! I remember feeling this way before we sent our daughter off to preschool at 18 months of age. But she loved it, and by the end of the year we were sad to for it to end. She is soooo bored in the summer months! We actually crave the schedule.

Good luck tomorrow. Can't wait to see pictures of the little guy on his first day!

jenn said...

I have been thinking of you all day! I know Christian LOVED his first day...but how did Mommy do??? I can't wait to hear all about it! Love you guys!