a follow up

i appreciated everyone’s supportive comments and concerns for us and the squirm on his first day of school, so i wanted to follow up on how it went.

doesn’t this really sum it up for all of us?  although if this were my feed back they would probably all be circled 🙂

the squirm was in an excellent mood when i dropped him off at head start.  i don’t know if you all remember the mornings that went like this?  —-> well they got a new teacher in his classroom that really knows her stuff, and now the mornings are much more upbeat.  he actually wants to go.  yesterday morning i walked him to the door, he ran in and commenced to playing.  i said “can you give mommy a kisskiss?”  he ran over, laid a big kiss on me, and went right back to playing.  well, i was blubbering like a fool of course.  the squirm hasn’t always been great at understanding what we ask, much less actually doing it.  but he definitely understood me!  it was all i could do to stop boohooing long enough to run the rest of my errands.

well, unbeknownst to me, one of my fears did come true.  the bus did not pick him up at headstart on the first pass, but when it arrived at the elementary school without him they sent it back.  the teacher let me know that he was occasionally tearful, but they were able to cheer him up easily and get him back with the program.  that isn’t really surprising given the magnitude of the changes he faced yesterday.

from 3:30 on max and i were obsessively watching for the bus.  they finally pulled up at 10 after 4, and handed off a limp squirmy.  (i had a little fantasy he was going to take a nap, but of course he perked right up as soon as he saw he was home).

he didn’t seem any worse for wear, so i would say that constitutes a success?  it is hard, since he doesn’t talk, to wonder how he liked the day, or worry about problems he can’t tell us about.  but he was raring to go again this morning, so i took that as a sign that he was willing to try it all again.

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About phrogmom

kind of eccentric artsy type raising two boys in texas.
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10 Responses to a follow up

  1. kaet says:

    Yay for the first day going well!

  2. Thanks! I have been thinking of him! Whew..and all was well..except for the bus!

  3. E.C. says:

    Thanks for the follow up. I hope your son keeps adjusting well and enjoys school. 🙂

  4. hakea says:

    That’s fabulous phrogmom. Thanks for the update.

    New pup? Very cute.

  5. barb19 says:

    Thanks for the update on your little boy’s first day – looks like you are on a winner!

  6. Pleased it all went well. 🙂

  7. SoapBird says:

    Hooray for a fabulous day!

  8. So glad it was a smiley day. 🙂 I’m sure there will be ups and downs…no worries though, that is how it goes with most kids.
    By the way, your book will go out in the morning…hopefully you will have it sometime next week. 🙂

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