Hey my little man, it’s your first day at preschool today. The fantastic, loving learning place that your big sis went to.
You seem far more laid back about starting preschool than your sister …. but I wonder how you will feel when you wave us goodbye this morning and Mrs D and the lovely Ms C take care of you.
I know you’ve been desperate to go to this preschool since your sister went there. The teachers have known you since you were very small. I hear you talk excitedly about C&K. You even excitedly told the people at your old kindy that you were going to a “better” kindy this year. I’m not sure what they made of that.
After we dropped your sister at school, we drove to preschool and Mrs D cuddled you as you walked in the door. Ms C couldn’t believe how much you’ve grown and she took you to see the peacock that your sister made two years ago – he’s still proudly sitting in the garden even though some of his feathers have been ruffled.
You knew most of the girls in your class, but none of the boys.
When you came home, you showed as a painting you’d done in blue and red. It was a monster with a long neck. He had big red eyes and a blue mouth and had eaten something that we could see in his tummy.
Ms C wrote a poem for Mum and Dad. It made me cry.
I’m sure she won’t mind if I reproduce it here:
My Precious One
Today I’ll walk my child to kindy for the first time,
Where he’ll make friends, sing, dance and play, maybe learn a little rhyme.
Part of me feels so happy to see him bravely walk away
The other feels so sad – almost as if her grew up in one day…
For all the years he’s been my companion, my joy and pride,
Not to mention the special nine months I carried him inside.
Day by day his life unfolds,he’s growing right before my eyes
In life it’s true that there are times we must day our goodbyes.
Today is a big step, not just for my precious one
It’s also a big leap of faith and trust for his Dad and Mum.
I love you my boy. This is the start of a wonderful education. Enjoy it.