topher started preschool on monday. he is going to a quaint little lutheran preschool with his sweet cousin Cooper. (well, cooper is chris’ cousin’s son. what is that then? apparently he is topher’s second cousin, and he is chris’ first cousin once removed…)
i feel a bit bad because i did not cry when i dropped him off. i didn’t even get emotional. i did get emotional about not getting emotional if that counts… i know! i’m a bad mom! i should have been emotional! topher has been by my side without missing a beat for the last 4 years and 5 months! he’s my bud! but he’s also a middle child. and that’s just what happensto middle children. but his consolation prize is that chris and i are both middle children, so our parents probably got equally as unemotional about stuff as we do. who’s gonna help us pay for topher’s future psychiatrist?!?!?…
anyway, topher is awesome and he handled his first day like a champ. he had a brief moment when he whispered: “i want to go home with you.” and for a brief moment i wanted to take him with me. but the moment passed and we all man-ned up.
on his first day, they talked about the letter ‘A’ and ate apples and sang his favorite song: “i like to eat apples and bananas.” AND someone in his class had a birthday to celebrate, so he got to eat cookies to boot. in fact- there was a birthday celebrated on wednesday and friday as well! quite the introduction into preschool! hopefully he won’t be too disappointed about his second week when there will be nary a birthday cookie in sight.