My son started Preschool again today. We are absolutely blessed to have an ABA therapy classroom that our son goes to three days a week. This service is provided, free of charge, by our school district. Our son is learning valuable preschool skills and classroom behavior. When we go to kindergarten next year (trying not to think about it) he will already have experience with classrooms.
I also feel blessed that our son is in an afternoon class this year. Last year we had to fight a lot of battles with having our son wake up on time, and half the time we couldn’t get him to eat before sending him off. You can imagine how much easier this will be with afternoon classes.
His first day went well. His teacher had a glowing report when I asked today when my son got home. I am also happy that my son’s teacher e-mails me back when I ask silly helicopter parent questions, like how his day went.
My husband and I also enjoyed the three hours together, since it was his day off. We went to some old book stores, and thrift shopping. It was a nice date afternoon.
Tomorrow, I put my son on the bus by myself since my husband will be back at work. I’m not as nervous about it, as I was yesterday.
So much win.