September 19, 2008

jonah's pre-school

Jonah started pre-school the first week of September. He attends 3 days a week for about 3 hours a day. I wasn't at all nervous or even sad about Jonah growing up, instead I found myself as excited as a kid on Christmas morning. Time seemed to drag as we waited for summer to end and school to start. Jonah couldn't have been more excited. He told everyone that because he was 3 years old, he got to go to school. As I dropped him off on the first day, there were several kids who were crying, but Jonah just gave me a high-five and was off. I was very anxious to hear about his first day of school as I picked him up, and the the first thing he said to me was, "Mommy, can I stay at school longer next time?" Apparantly he had a good time. =) He has a great group of friends that go to this pre-school, including two that drive in our carpool. I just have to drive one day a week, which is awesome! On the days that I don't drive, Jonah is gone for a solid 4 hours! I'm amazed at all I can get done with just 2 kids at home. It's nice to be able to dedicate some individual time to my babies while Jonah is gone. I love hearing about the activities he does, snacks he eats and who he plays with at recess, as well as seeing the pictures and worksheets that come home. When Jonah comes home each day, he seems to have missed me enough to appreciate the time we have together, and I've felt the same. It's been good for both of us. So far, we LOVE pre-school!!