Friday, February 27, 2009

A bonafide PreK-er

Bryce and I have wanted Ewan in Pre-K for a long time. He attended one at a recreation center last Spring, but had some anxieties about it, and didn't want to go back in the Fall. For those of us who know us well, Ewan has some issues feeling very anxious and timid a lot. But he's so smart, and he is so very bored here at home. I haven't pushed preschool on him, because last year, it was not pretty. And, um, we can't afford it. However, it has become more and more apparent that he needs it. After talking to our Primary pianist, Mary (now 1st counselor, yay!), we found out we actually qualified for him to attend for free.

First thing this morning, I enrolled him, and he was able to attend this afternoon. There were a few moments that made me afraid he was going to panic, but he did very well, and came out with a huge smile. I'm excited about it for him, although I was a little peeved when after asking him what they did today, he said, "I don't remember. We watched Cars." Is there an emoticon for severely irritated and distressed? Or rather, a "What the hell?" emoticon? Anyway, he assured me it was only the last part of the movie, and right before they dismissed. I'm hoping it's because it was Friday... I mean, even though it's free, I can stick Cars in the DVD player here at home. We're going to give it a week and see how it goes. A bonus for me, though: He gets dropped off at 12:20 and is dismissed at 3:20. Fynn's nap is from 1:00 to 2:45. Corgan sleeps whenever he's snuggled with me. Do you see where I'm going with this? Mommy gets a nap, now! YAY!

Fynn was very upset when we dropped Ewan off. I'm not sure if it was because he was going to miss Ewan or because he got a glimpse of all those toys in the classroom. After nap, I told him we were going to pick up Ewan, and he was so mad when I didn't walk out the door right that very second. He was screaming - he wanted his "Ooowah."

To celebrate the occasion, Ewan got this brand spankin' new Transformers backpack. Alas, he doesn't actually need it for Pre-K...

But he doesn't love it any less, especially since it came with this super rad bifold wallet. With a real dollar bill inside!

After taking the above pictures, I look down to see this. You think he wants his picture taken with his backpack, too?

It was pretty cool being here with Fynn alone for awhile. It's so hard when I'm juggling the three of them, and Ewan requires a lot of intervention and involvement. But today, I was able to spend quality alone time with him while Corgan was asleep. He's so fun and is talking so well.

Ewan and Corgan are great friends.

8 comments:

Shannon said...

Oh! That is so exciting! how cool that it started today, but um. wtf about Cars! Seriously!

How many days a week is it?? I am so excited for him AND you, and glad he likes it! That is the first hurdle right there! Woo hoo!!

Shannon said...

oh, and fynn with the backpack? too much, that kid is just too much. you better watch out, or i am going to stick him in my purse and make a run for it.

Jenny said...

I thought that was a really nice part of preschool too, the being able to spend time with David part. He's always had to share our attention with Stevie and it's nice to have some one-on-one. I'm going to have to find some kind of preschool for Stevie too, because he's super bored. Maybe we qualify too....

(p.s. that is a SUPER RAD wallet)

Julie said...

Yay! I'm glad Mary was able to help you get Ewan into preschool there. I hope it's a good thing for him.

Sarah Smiles said...

Free preschool rocks! And love the Transformers bag, good pick... ;)

Amber said...

Your boys are absolutely adorable!! Makes me so excited for ours to come! I love that sweet, innocent face of Fynn's. He wants to be just like his brother.

TexasRed said...

Yea! I'm so glad he got in! I'm trying to think of what school it is.

Just fyi - that's really bad about Cars. We are supposed to rarely show movies in the district - they have to fit in our lesson plans. On top of that - no Disney at all - unless the school has paid some ridiculous thousands of dollars fee to Disney to show them - which I seriously doubt.

Anyway - hope he's enjoying it and having fun!

Kelli said...

Mary - I was so irritated about the Cars thing. Even more so when he came home Monday and said they watched two episodes of Franklin! I told myself I'd give it one more day, then I was going to call and raise some hell. But the last three days, he said they haven't watched anything, they've gone outside to play, and he's talking about the stuff he learns all day. So fingers crossed - no more tv.