FIRST DAY OF PRE-K! (dun dun dun....)
You may notice a conspicuous absence of photos here. See, I have a lovely one I wanted to upload, but guess what? Blogger is being a jerk and won't let me upload photos for some inexplicable--and probably stupid--reason.
So, you will just have to imagine how happy he was. While getting ready, he told me, "I'm so excited!"
We got there and played with play-doh for the first little while, then headed to lunch, which he refused to eat (not atypical...he won't eat in unfamiliar situations). But he had fun watching the other kids eating and having one of the little girls boss him around.
After, they had recess while he stayed inside (too hot), and then a few activities. It is a half day class, and I think that is just right for him right now.
Anyway, it went well! I didn't go the next two days, but Dakin's nurse tells me it is going well. The kids are trying to interact with him, which makes me happy, and one of them has proclaimed Dakin to be her friend, which gives me little glowy feelings inside. :) I love four year olds...they are so blind to everything that adults see as reason to separate people.
So yay. I think for now this was the right decision. We will continue to see how it goes. I have to say that it was immensely satisfying to take him to his first day of school--a day I wasn't sure we would get to. I was having a hard time keeping the grin off my face.
You may feel free to suck it, SMARD.
And a bit of Dakinisms for your enjoyment:
Me: "You need to realize you aren't master of the universe."
Dakin: :"Well, I thought it was a brilliant idea."
Dakin to Daddy in the van: "Why are you going so slow?"
Daddy: "Because I have to go slow. I can't go faster than the speed limit."
Dakin: :"But Mommy can."
(That's right. He understands. :) )