Today was Ryan's first day back at preschool. He woke up ready to roll. I had a VERY hard time explaining (and getting through to him) that this year his school started at 12:00 and went until 2:30 instead of going at 9:00 and getting done at 11:00 like last year. It was the LONGEST morning in the history of mornings. I tried to keep him busy to make the time "fly by" but nothing seemed to help.
When it was finally time to go he came out with his backpack on binder in hand and his BEANIE on his head. I tried over and over to explain to him 1. it is WAY TOO HOT outside to wear a BEANIE and 2. He would have to take it off when we got to school. I got the teenage huff and a stomp of the foot with a reply of "Alright!"
Trying to take pictures was another major ordeal. He kept saying "Mom, I'm gonna be late. Let's go now." He wouldn't take off the beanie so he looked silly standing outside with the beautiful sunshiny weather, shorts and the winter hat!
Then, I made the mistake of asking for just one more picture and this is what I got this...
What a nice, sweet angel!
Ryan is lucky this year in the fact he has 3 teachers. Mrs. Courtney will be there all three days Ryan attending. Then, Mrs. Bender(whom he had last year) will be there on Wednesday and Thursdays. Mrs. Hick's will be with Ryan's class on Mondays.
This is the look of a child who has been waiting to come to school ALL morning and now it too tired to concentrate.
When I left Ryan was sitting "Criss-cross Applesauce" listening to Mrs. Courtney explain what their day was going to look like. As I walked out the door I realized I have 2 1/2 hours ALL TO MY SELF! I got in the car and headed for home. Who knows what I can accomplish in that time? Maybe my next scrapbook page?!?!