First Day of Preschool

I thought I wouldn’t be emotional dropping Connor off for his first day of preschool, I really did. (You’d think I hadn’t met me, wouldn’t you? I’m a crier.)

Now, I’m not saying I did cry. But it’s possible I had something in my eye and had to sneak to the back of the classroom and go into the bathroom to get it out.

I blame the damn classroom, actually. It looked like a classroom. I was thinking he was just going to preschool, so what’s the big deal? It’s not any different than dino camp, right?

Right.

Except we got in there and it totally looked like a classroom and I realized my big little boy is going to school.

It didn’t help that he was nervous. We had some cuddles before the door opened and then when it did and all the kids started going inside, he wanted up. And I didn’t want to carry him into preschool. I thought for a minute we were going to have a meltdown right there outside the building, but I got smart. I convinced him to take my hand and give his other hand to Daddy. He went for it, so we all held hands and walked into preschool together.

It’s too bad that speck of dust got in my eye and I had to regroup in the bathroom.

first day of preschool

Official first day of preschool picture

 

with mom on the first day of school

With Mama

finished first day of preschool

After. (Apparently he was hungry.)

 

He had a great day, as I knew he would. This kid is made for preschool.

 

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Comments

  1. I love that he sported a tattoo on his first day. You look radiant, as always. This was a tough stepping stone, but you made it. And? I’m proud of you!!

  2. Kiddo started preschool this year too! A year late, but we were moving a lot. Anyway, we walked into her classroom, found her cubby for her backpack, and talked to her teacher. Then she gave me a hug, waved, and said “bye Mommy.” Then she ran off to play with the other kids. I got dust in my eye then.

  3. I just have to say that your son is a bad ass for sporting some ink on his first day of school.

  4. I’m so happy that you *both* did so well. He’s darling, Robin.

  5. Oh, what a big day for him! and you!

    Both of you have the most gorgeous eyes!

  6. Wow…such a cutie! The first day is so hard…for mom! I cried today, only because I am overly hormonal right now!

  7. Aww, so cute! That first day is so hard on us!

    I agree with Shell – you guys have gorgeous eyes!

  8. Congrats on the first day! I hope you got that speck of dust out of your eye.

    (PS? His tattoo ROCKS!)

  9. Aw, cute. :) My daughter started preschool this morning too. She was super excited about it (despite having a very sore toe from jumping out of bed in the morning). I was looking forward to two hours of quiet to work on a story while my younger daughter napped, so I’m afraid I wasn’t that emotional about dropping her off. (I got most of the story written.)

  10. So glad he had an awesome day!! And love the dino tattoo! He’s adorable.

  11. Oh my… he looks so much like you! Sweet boy. So glad he had a good first day!

  12. What a big guy! I’m glad he enjoyed preschool. I can’t imagine how hard it’s going to be when I drop Donut off at school!

  13. It’s such a relief when they have a good 1st day. Mine was won over when he realized he got to take a snack :)

  14. That first one is so cute! You can see how excited he is about going!

  15. I have trouble with milestones.

    They hit me in the gut.

  16. Oh, I’m glad he had a good day. That helps those Momma pains a little bit. I LOVE the look on his face in the first shot!

  17. Huuu huuuuu… I feel your bittersweet pang, my friend. This year my lil’ baby girl started first grade, like a ninny I cried like nobody’s business because I could no longer delude myself by saying, “My baby’s in pre-school.”

    But then I also cried when my daughter went to pre-school, because at the time I told myself, “gosh, she’s in school already!”

    I could only imagine what it would be like when they graduate from high school! (Full-blown panic attack coming on’…) lol

    • Oh, I’m going to be a mess when he goes to first grade. A MESS.

      We were walking back to the car and my husband said something about how at least he wasn’t in university. Don’t even…!

  18. Darn speck of dust. I’m sure I’ll have those same kind of issues when we take the little guy to his first day of preschool next month. What a handsome little boy! And I love the picture you painted of the three of you walking into school together. Melt my heart!

    • It was one of those moments where I thought it would just be a strategy to get him to walk in, and all of a sudden it was a moment. I’m sure that’s what brought the speck of dust on, but it was pretty sweet.

  19. Aw. Such a special milestone. You did a lovely job preserving it. Happy WW!

  20. Of course he was hungry after, he had a busy day of playing I’m sure.

    Sweet memories of the first day of preschool. I’m glad he did great.

  21. Oh what a sweet face! I am glad to hear he had a great time

  22. Uh, yeah, so sorry that little something got in you eye… *ahem* ;)

    He’s precious! SO glad he had a great day!!

  23. First days are tough on parents. Doesn’t help that he’s so darn cute. Makes you wanna hug and not let go.

  24. He’s adorable. As are you. Sorry it was so hard. I’m going to just DIE when my daughter starts school, I just know it. ACK! :P

  25. OH he is so gorgeous!! And he has his mommy’s stunning eyes!! Way to go Connor! You’re going to rock that preschool!

  26. I love his dino tatoo. It looks like he loves preschool. My son just started preschool a few weeks ago.

  27. Love him. He’s just so darn cute. And I carried mine into the school–I figured it was an easy way to steal some extra hugs without alarming him. And then, of course, I cried like a baby. So I’d say you did pretty well!

  28. Awww. How bittersweet.
    He looks so grown up.
    You handled it better than I will.

  29. Sounds a bit like my 3 yr old’s first day. I may have felt my eyes water a bit.
    I love the photos. You have the most beautiful blue eyes. They just jump out at you. So pretty:)

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