Monday, August 06, 2007

A Measure of PreSchool Success in Three Words

They Have Brooms!

We made it home with only a two hour delay in the Dallas airport, way better than the 34 hours on the trip out. Weather at ORD slowed our connecting flight (again! I guess that Chicago was just determined to have the last word, after all those pre-Blogher travel complications), and then there were various mechanical issues. It's a grim statement about travel today when passengers are thrilled to have merely a two hour problem. I remember taking shuttle flights like hopping on a bus, expecting to arrive just before a meeting and usually succeeding. It wasn't that long ago.

We took Q to his first day of preschool, and he did pretty well. Really well, after he discovered that they have a toy broom and mop set. Next week will likely be tougher, when the parents don't stay through class, but for now, I can be content that he had a good start.


Kimberly said...

Clearly it is the Best. Preschool. Ever! It has brooms!

It'll probably be the cleanest, with Q on the job.

Preschool. sniff. He's getting so BIG!

mayberry said...

And how was the snack?!

Lara said...

congrats to the kiddo on starting school! let's have a playdate soon. :)

kittenpie said...

Awesome. It was fake food and teacups for us. And you know, I think having the parents around but not too involved for a couple of days lets them get used to the room and the hubbub with a comfort, and once it is their place, mom leaving didn't seem to be a big deal in our case. I bet it goes just great.

Mamacita Tina said...

Wow, preschool already. I have to agree with Kimberly, it will be the cleanest place thanks to Q. :-)

I know I'm thinking about it for Ian too, just not in too big a hurry to get him started. I selfishly want to keep him home with me, but I know he would love to be around other little people his age. Yup, I've got to get going on that.

Christina said...

Brooms! Wow, who knew they taught housekeeping in preschool? I wish they'd teach that at ours! :)

Yeah, week 2 is harder. Just a warning. Hopefully it won't be bad at all for you.

ewe are here said...

Great preschool, obviously! Will they teach him to vacuum, too?

Karianna said...

I can't wait to visit Q's Broom Emporium in about 15 years.

Damselfly said...

"All right, brooms!" I love it!

Lady M said...

Kimberly - ha, the cleanest indeed.

Mayberry - everyone brings their own food and they're not supposed to share, because of food allergies. That takes a little getting used to.

Lara - thanks!

Kittenpie - I spied some fake food there too, so maybe the obsessions will progress.

Mamacita tina - fortunately, it's just a few hours a week

Christina - thanks for the warning. I'm a bit worried, but we'll keep our fingers crossed.

Ewe - he's got a little toy vacuum at home, so he's all prepared!

Karianna - He should be Harry Potter at Halloween, so he can carry a Quidditch broom.

Damselfly - :)

Gunfighter said...

Hot and bothered???