Monday, September 08, 2008

Everything changes

Landon started day care again today. I'm going to call it school though, because they're going to teach him a lot of stuff.

The last time he was in day care, he contracted a cold, which led to pneumonia. And while I know that he's got a better immune system now, thanks to licking floors, and kissing the dogs. I am terrified beyond belief.

This day care that we chose, has allowed him to be placed in a class with Noah, despite the fact that Landon is a month too young for that class. When they saw each other this morning, I know that it eased a little of my apprehension, since Noah was so excited to see Landon, and they immediately walked to the door of the nursery to see if they could get a sneak peek at Jonah. This afternoon, he'll be treated to a musical lesson, which I know he'll love.

I should have known better than to try to get a goodbye hug and kiss, or even a wave, because he screamed and hugged me so tightly as I tried to leave. But we settled him down at a table in the cafe (thank goodness for his love of little chairs), and Noah was there, and he seemed basically happy when I left.

The tears didn't really start until I left. I don't know how he did though - the internet camera set up is going to take a day or so to get me registered.

I honestly hope it's struggle to get him to leave this afternoon. That's what I want. I want him to love going there.

And here's where I should have a picture of him all ready for his first day of school...but he was totally asleep this morning - so I guess I'll get one this afternoon.


nonsoccermom said...

He'll love it, and he'll do great. The first day or so may be kind of rough, but after that I'm sure it will be smooth sailing.

Aunt Becky said...

He's going to do so well there. It's so hard letting go, but I think you're doing the right thing.

Anonymous said...

You are so lucky to have found a daycare with the webcam setup! I WISH there was something like that in my area, but I don't think there is :(

Marinka said...

Congratulations on making it through the first day! How did it go?