Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Preschool Blues II, A New Day

First of all, I want to thank all of you who reached out to offer your support when we had a no good, very bad 1st day of preschool. Family, friends, and perfect strangers left notes of encouragement on the blog, fb, and texts showing that they are standing with us. I can't express how much I really appreciate that. Friends who have been here with their children (with and without a disability) reminded me how this is truly a shared experience and that letting go is hard but we all survive and are better for it. I've received messages from people who are wondering how it went today. People who care about our little preschooler and who have been waiting patiently for an update.

Yesterday I had a good conversation with her lead teacher and we came up with a plan. I learned that she really did have a good day up until they went outside and she overheated. As our high temp is 98 degrees today and they would not be going outside, we didn't have to implement Plan B, C, D, or E.

I didn't stay for more than a few minutes when I dropped her off. She was happy to be there and I was happy to slip out the door unseen. As planned, I arrived early (just 15 minutes) and peeked through the door to the gross motor play room where her class was playing. What I found was a happy, active girl who was having the time of her life. Her brother, sister, and I waited in the hall for class to end. She caught me lifting Alexander up so he could see through the window, so we went in to say hi.

There were tears when we left but they were because she didn't want to leave. Sophie is going to rock this school!


Stephanie said...

Yeah for the Sophinator!!!! I can't believe how BIG she looks - and her hair is getting soooo long. :)

FYI - Christopher will be wearing his Team Sophie T-shirt to the Buy Walk this year so that you all can be there in spirit. I promise to take pics.

Hugs to all!

Steph and CHristopher

Becca said...

Yay!!! That's great news! Wow, what a cute little preschooler!!

Mer said...

So glad she had a good day! :)

Stephanie Wilson said...

We are SO glad Sophie had a better day. You're previous post really him home with my boyfriend and I. Our Avery won't be starting school for another two years, but a lot of things you wrote were things we are already feeling. I'm so glad you were able to put our thoughts into words and with this new post you put our minds at ease. Good luck to Sophie and the rest of your beautiful family. We will miss you at the Buddy Walk this year.

Cate said...

Oh, awesome! I'm so glad.

JRS said...

Thanks you guys. I am honored that Christopher will be representing the Sophinator in CU! We too will miss you all this year, more than I can say.