Although the first day of Pre-K was nearly two weeks ago, I’m just now getting caught up on the multitude of blog posts that I have churning in my brain (with a little help from my camera).
Preparation the night before was a snazzy new hair cut that took longer than usual. The boy’s hair had grown a ton over the past month! Also, I interviewed my son about his favorites, and I plan to continue to do this every year before the first day of school (free first-day of school interview printables available via Positively Splendid). Turns out Calvin’s favorite colors of black and green has changed to red. His favorite books are not surprisingly his Encyclopedia of Dinosaurs and Dinosaur Atlas.
There was a huge difference from Calvin’s disposition on the first day of school this year compared to starting Preschool last year. Last year was met with a head buried under the pillow and huge resistance to starting his day and a new endeavor at school. Major anxiety. Totally understandable–who doesn’t have anxiety about a new school, new job, new church, new anything?
This year, he practically jumped out of bed, and he was singing as he was getting ready to start his day. Singing!
While he dressed, I quickly worked on his special breakfast and his special request for lunch made of sibling octopuses cut from hot dogs. For breakfast, ice cream!
The cone is cut from a stack of 2 gluten-free buckwheat and berry waffles smeared in coconut oil and peanut butter. The ice cream is sliced bananas topped with a strawberry cut into the shape of a cherry. This was a huge hit, and almost too much breakfast for a very excited little student.
Since I prepared him the day before that we would take a photo of his future career aspirations on the first day of school, Calvin was amenable and completely cooperative.
He’s taking after two of his great grandfathers’ career choices. Lucky for this little guy, both of those great grandpas are still alive today!