I'm still in a bit of denial over here that this day is here. It's no joke how fast time goes by with kids.
On August 14th, 2013, Meyer started preschool.
I know some of you are probably thinking, isn't he kind of young? Yes kind of. He's still 2, but here's the deal. Meyer has an October birthday. The MDO program he was in goes until the age of 3 plus 2 months...which would have put us in December. School starts in August, so if I wouldn't have started him at the beginning of the year, there would have been a chance we wouldn't have got a mid semester spot. Therefore, the potential for no school options for Meyer after December. Now, if you know Meyer, you know this would be a big problem. He is definitely a kid who needs school in his life. Meyer thrived in his "Circle of Friends" class and loved having an activity outside of home.
If you remember from A Sad Goodbye, it was extremely difficult for us to walk away from that program. I say us, because it's true. I had my major meltdown on the last day, and Meyer had his several days after when we were driving by his old school (not on purpose, just on the way home). He begged for me to STOP the car because he was going to school! When I reminded him that we don't go to that school anymore, he lost it. I mean...LOST IT. He cried the rest of the way home and it took me physically getting him out of his seat and consoling him before he calmed down.
As you can see, he has since accepted that he is starting a new school!
Registration day was a little test run and he was very unhappy about being left in his classroom. I was in a panic until the director went to check on him and said he had calmed down quickly after we left. Thank goodness. He must have been super impressed because come his first real day, he was all smiles!
The preschool we chose has a long standing history within the Hermann family, so it was an obvious choice for us.
I'm pretty sure that picking out his hook was the highlight of his first day! He so confidently walked into his classroom, said hello to his teacher and chose his hook. He gave us hugs and kisses and said "see you soon mommy" and off he went to play.
Meyer rocked his first day of preschool and I couldn't be more PROUD!
While we still miss our "Circle of Friends" family dearly, we are thrilled to be a part of this new family and look forward to making new memories there!