It was J’s first full day at school today. When we chatted yesterday about him starting he wasn’t keen amongst his excuses for not going was,
J “Mum will you miss me?”
me ”Yes ofcourse I will, I’ll miss you lots”
J “I better not go then, if you’ll miss me!” lol mmmmm sorry little man but it didn’t work
Anyway this morning he willingly put his shorts on and just when I thought things were going well, he decided that he absolutely couldn’t put his socks or his shirt on! A little negotiating later we put everything on just before we left, ofcourse all the messing about meant that we were a little late leaving and so couldn’t park at the school and so had quite a way to walk when we’d finally parked the car. Luckily his friend’s parents had also parked next to us and J went running off into school with his friend, M.
Unfortunately, despite me talking with him several times he was still under the impression that he would still be in his old classroom with his teachers from last term. When he was told he would be in the other EI classroom with a new teacher, (the one we had been talking about together) he freaked. He quite simply did not want to go into that classroom. One of his teachers, Miss C, came over to us and explained that due to the class sizes J and a couple of his classmates, (including M) , would be in the old classroom with her and Miss S, however it was only temporary. Mini meltdown stopped immediately once he realised that he was going into his classroom.
Once inside, he hung his bag up, got his water bottle and snack out, he spelt his name and then it was time to say goodbye. I gave him a big squeeze and told him I’d be back after lunch to pick him up, he asked how long he would be there for so I told him and he had a minor moan about how that was ages but nothing big. As I said goodbye I saw his lip quiver but no tears so I left while I could, turning back to see him chatting with Miss S.
When I picked him up, he was incredibly happy telling me that he had eaten his raisins, (he NEVER eats them at home), and that he had played outside and made a pattern by hammering nails….. quick quote “and they (the nails) were even real, they were metal and sharp on the end and everything, but the hammer was rubbish so I just pushed them in!” ………………………. Then he remembered that Miss S had taken a picture of him with the hammer and nail peg board and
wanted needed to show it to me right there and then! He didn’t want to listen to myself, Miss S or Miss C as we tried to explain the picture had to be put onto the computer first and then it would be printed out, maybe I could look at it tomorrow……………… maybe not! Miss S had to get the phone that the picture was on, she had to show me the picture and told J that she would print a copy of it off for me tomorrow. He was still a little cross about it but he was ok, I hope they don’t forget tomorrow because he certainly won’t!
All the way home he told me everything that he had done and more importantly everything that he hadn’t done, e.g ” And I didn’t even punch anyone!” :$
He’s done brilliantly well today but I’m not forgetting that he was in his old classroom with his old teachers, whom he adores and some of the children who were in his EI class last term. Thursday will be completely different, a different and bigger room, different teachers, different kids, different furniture, different smells etc etc….. And ofcourse being with Miss S and Miss C in his old classroom is only temporary, it could be for the term or it could only be for a week or 2 and when he does have to go into the other classroom it’s going to be really tough on him. I hope they’re ready.
As for today, Well done baby, Mummy’s very proud of you xxxxxxx