Thursday, September 10, 2009

Big guy on campus!

Austin started preschool yesterday. We started the day with donuts. Our family loves donuts (except Ellie, who prefers a muffin...she might have been switched at birth...only kidding Ellie). Rob kept his schedule clear so that he could go with to drop off Austin.
He couldn't leave the house without his McQueen hat. But, he did take it off when he got to school and he put it in his cubby hole.

On a side note: That hat is getting really gross.

I brought Austin in, he found his cubby, hung up his backpack and then he found his name and traced the letters. I gave him a hug and kiss and sent him off to officially begin his education. Then I looked around at the 5 or more other moms just standing in the classroom watching their kids and talking with each other. Is that what I'm suppose to do? Seemed kind of odd and a bit distracting so I took leave. I'm hoping it was just a "first day" thing and the moms don't always hang around like that. If that's the case, Austin will be the odd man out because his mom has two little girls waiting in the car who would protest, quite loudly, if I left them there for longer than 5 minutes.

Speaking of protest...Ellie was NOT okay with the idea that Austin went to preschool and she did not. She wore her backpack all morning and suggested every 5 minutes that it was time for her to go to preschool. She even said "pretty please". I hope her enthusiasm lasts a couple more years until it is her turn. And when it is her turn, I hope her backpack fits a little better.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi Runcheys, Austin looked pretty happy about going to preschool and if he didn't hang on to you for dear life when you left him off--I think he's ready for this new adventure. Poor Ellie looks so sad--but she'll get over it and pretty soon it'll just be a normal occurrence for Austin to head off to school. Let us know all the exciting details of his first day (the ones he told you about)!! So glad we'll get to get some first hand info this weekend. Love, Granma R.