Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Bitty's First Day of School

After having such a blast at Vacation Bible School this summer, Bittyman was constantly asking, "When do I get to go to school again?"

We hadn't planned on doing preschool - frankly I don't think Bitty needs it from an educational standpoint. He is working on phonics, can count to 100, does basic addition and subtraction, works the computer better than Daddy does... (yeah, yeah, we get it, Vicki - the kid is a smarty pants.)

But gosh, does he love being around people. I can't take him anywhere without him chatting up everyone he meets. (Cute, but not when you're trying to get through Costco quickly knowing that Ittyboy has a limited window of sleeping in the carrier.)

So when we learned that our city parks and rec department offered a state licensed preschool program (i.e. excellent curriculum, student-teacher ratio AND affordable) we joined the hundreds of other parents in our community trying to vie for a spot. Application packets had to be postmarked not before a certain date and classes were filled by the order received. So we were at the post-office late one night, Priority Mailing our packet one mile to the rec center, praying for a spot.

Our prayers were answered and Bittyman is now attending preschool Tuesday & Thursday from 12:15 - 2:30pm. Today was his first real day. (We all had 'orientation' last Thursday night. More for the parents than the kids I think!) As I signed Bitty into class he took off without even a wave goodbye, sporting his brand new Star Wars Lego shirt. He immediately found a classmate who was also wearing a new Star Wars Lego shirt and they got to work discussing the video game and movie.

Mommy stood outside the doorway with the other Moms as we all fought back tears. I'm proud to say I made it to the minivan before breaking down. Didn't want to embarrass the Bittyman.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Yep know the star wars and you will allways make friends.

Star wars could bring world piece... That and IRON MAN

Uncle tony