Monday, February 7, 2011

First of many...

Today Adam and I stepped foot in his school for next year. It was the first of many times going in and out of this building. My first thought? Why is it so dark and old looking in here? I guess that will grow on me. It's so nice on the outside, that i thought it would look very nice on the inside! They are supposed to renovate things this spring, so..fingers crossed!

Anyway, about the preschoool. It was an interesting 45 minutes. There were close to 20 kids there, with their parents. Many seemed to know each other and the routine of the afternoon. Since we started this halfway through the year, we didn't know what to expect. I did "know" 2 moms, which was nice. There was 1 little girl there from Adam's Awana's class, but i'm not sure he recognized her. Adam was sooo excited to go to this, it was all he could talk about for a few days. But when he was there he didn't seem happy to be there. I knew no matter where he'd go to school, it would be an adjustment for him, as he is strange around new situations. So this was not a surprise. I just hope he can adjust quickly and enjoy the other kids and activities.

I don't like new things either. I'm at peace and ok with this new season of life, but i'd rather fast forward a year, to where it's a routine, we're comfortable, see familiar faces, etc. That's how i am with everything. Change just isn't easy and i like to know what to expect. The one mom, who's husband farms our ground, was so sweet. She has 'taken me under her wing', and i appreciate that. She's how i found out about this preschool class. She already has 2 children at this school, and another one starting next year. So this is all familiar to her and she's been kind to help me along.

But this isn't about me... or it shouldn't be anyway!! I feel for Adam as this change is coming, knowing we handle change similarly and the feelings he's probably having. I believe the twins are much more adaptable and carefree at this point (somewhere along the way, the twins and Adam reversed. So nice of them to take turns :) This likely won't be an 'issue' for the twins the following year when they start K. Plus they have each other. But Adam analyzes everything, likes being in charge, and just doesn't like new situations, he likes to know what's coming. He does shine when he's comfortable though and is a rather halarious little boy. So the question is....how long until he feels comfortable and at home with his new school? Not sure, but i believe this is good for him. Very good for him. There's so much learning and fun to be had in elementry school. I'm praying he has a good experience at this school as his daddy did 30 years ago!

ps. I saw a kid eat a boogie during school, a BIG boogie. It was so gross. Can't stop thinking about it.....

2 comments:

Smokers in the Valley said...

Oh my goodness, you are so funny. Adam reminds me so much of Kiara. She had a very hard time adjusting to new classes each year and she now tells me if I sent her back to school I'd ruin her life!! But she did adjust when she was in school so I'm sure Adam will. One thing I can say is to be prepared for little things to cause him to "back track" snd for there to be days when he has a tougher time than you expect! At least that was how it was for Kiara but then she'd get back on track again and we'd just have to go with the flow!!! Good luck!

Debay said...

A BIG boogie...that made me laugh loudly out loud.