Yesterday Griffin and I attended his Pre-School Open House
One of the things we had to bring with us were his school supplies ...
We received a list of the supplies we were supposed to bring
Here you will see some of the necessary essentials a three-year-old will need in class
As most of you know, I'm a stay-at-home Mom and Griffin has been exclusively with me all of his life. On a rare (and I mean RARE!) occassion someone else has been generous enough to watch him for awhile. I honestly can remember only three times someone else has watched him for me. Once my neighbor Cyndi watched him when Mike and I went to a Nascar race. Another time my neighbor Melinda watched him on that awful day when Mike and I had to take Wyatt to the vet for the final time and finally the only other time I remember is once when my other neighbor Carol watched him when I went to the doctor. Seriously ... he's always been with me or Mike. Of course occasionally when Grandma, Nana and Pop come to visit they will spend some alone time with him as well.
Griffin did amazingly well at the Open House. We walked in to the pre-school and talked with the director, Mrs. Jennifer and the Pastor of the church. His teacher happened to be right there too, so he met her right away. I was able to talk to her a little bit about "my" fears. She assured me everything would be okay, and I believe her. Griffin was very excited to choose a new Fish Book from their book fair and he also enjoyed the treats they had layed out on the table.
His friend Sam was over at the house yesterday, so when he was here I asked him would he please show Griffin around the school while we were there at the Open House. Sam agreed to do that and it was a success!
Sam led Griffin downstairs to where the classrooms are and showed him around. Griffin met his assistant teacher and she showed him where his cubby was and other things he will need to know.
They had some games layed out on the tables and Griffin sat down to play one of them. His teacher had come downstairs, so she sat down with him and played with him for at least 10 minutes. I thought it was very nice that she took some one-on-one time with Griffin to get to know him.
I feel so much better about him going to school now. I know next Tuesday is going to be VERY hard (for me) ... but it's the best thing for him. He's going to love it.
After the Open House I thought it would be fun to have a special dinner together to celebrate his going to school. As we were driving along I was telling him how proud I was of him and we were talking about how much he was going to enjoy school. Before heading in to town, I stopped to get gas in the car. When I get gas, I always roll down the back window so we can talk. As we're talking he says to me "You know Mommy, super duper good boys gets cars". I laughed out loud. He knows how to get me. I said, you know buddy ... you're right. He definitely earned a new car yesterday. So, we went by Walmart and he got to choose a new little car before we headed to dinner.
I know he's going to be okay. I want him to be independent. Going to pre-school is going to be absolutely WONDERFUL for him. I'll be sure to share with you next Tuesday how his first day goes.