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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

First Day of Pre-K




Last night Ristow was very serious about his task at hand. He was very determined and needed everyone's input......He was picking out his clothes for his first day at Pre-K. Six shirts were laid out on the floor and mom's opinions seemed to mean squat, Ristow called for reinforcements. Daddy had to come upstairs and help him decide on the perfect choice, so everyone would think he looked like a big kid. After laying out his outfit, very satisfied he drifted off to sleep.

This morning he was up and ready by 7:30am, school doesn't start til 9:30am. Ristow made sure I got a good picture of him rockin' on his first day. He then carried all of his stuff to the car and we were on our way. On the way there he says "Mom, don't forget, my teacher said that parents have to stand at the door and NOT come into the classroom when you drop me off. But, I think I would like a hug and a kiss at the door." I told him that I would try to handle all of that. We got there and he was beside himself talking about all the kids being there and all the things he was going to learn. As we walk in the building he announces very loudly " I'm BACK!" (he was in the three yr old class last year but things were obviously going to be different this year)

As other parents were tearing up or saying how much they hated leaving their little ones, all I could do was smile. I am so proud of Ristow and his independence and I love him dearly, but I have to admit that day one of having some alone time to myself was pretty fantastic. The last three years Ristow has been in the program but I have always worked there too, this is the first time I get to just be the parent. I can't wait to pick him up today!

By the way, he has requested a congratulations party for himself to celebrate his first day of Pre-K. Today, I can't think of a better reason to bake a cake than that!

7 comments:

Robin said...

You are an amazing mom; he is a blessed little guy!

Scholar Mom said...

That is such a great story! I love that he is so excited about life and eager to embrace all of his new adventures. I'm also glad that you got some mama time for yourself today and hope you did something nice to renew your wonderful self!

Elissa said...

oh my goodness, I am tearing up!! When did we become mothers?! :) Love you!

Elissa said...

oh my goodness, I am tearing up!! When did we become mothers?! :) Love you!

Katrina the Medical Student's better Half! said...

such a GREAT story!

mcclintock1948 said...

You do tell a story well! And that boy of ours is quite a guy!!

Lisa said...

So sweet Christie! You've entered a whole new world - a fun one! Hope your pregnancy is going well. Blessings to you today.