Monday, September 24, 2012

More Dakinisms and School Update

School has gone extremely well thus far.  He has missed quite a bit....we are still trying to gauge his strength level, so he hasn't had an entire week just yet.  But he is really enjoying it.  The little girls in his class have all befriended him as well, which really makes my heart happy. I love how oblivious 4 year olds are to difference....wish we were all like that.

Anyhoo: Dakinisms

I tickled him, and he started brushing his ribs where I did it.  He said he was 'brushing the tickles off.'

Today I was really tired, and expressed it by saying how exhausted I was.  He said, "No! You're not exhausted!" and started hitting me, saying, "I will hit exhausted out! Out! Out, exhausted!" Strange child.  :)

Sunday, September 2, 2012

First Day of School!!!

OK, OK, so I know I was supposed to blog all this awesome summer stuff, and I am still planning on doing it, but I HAVE to blog this.  Guess what Monday was?

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.


(I will try to get Blogger to call off its vendetta against me and allow me to post photos.)

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. :)  )