Thursday, September 10, 2015

First Day of Preschool 2015

Landon started "back to school" on August 24 just like all the other kids in the area. I say back to school lightly, because this fall Landon is in full time daycare instead of preschool and in home care like he previously was. Ms Liz sadly "retired" from keeping kids at her house, so until the baby makes her arrival this fall, Landon goes 5 days a week to daycare. To say its been hard has been an understatement.

Every morning there are tears and questions of why he goes to preschool everyday and where Ms Liz is. He begs us to stay home and play with mommy and daddy, and is always hard to drop off. He is fine once he is there and is always happy, but tired when we pick him up in the afternoons. I know it will take time for him to adjust to this new routine- but in the mean time, its breaking my heart that he's having a hard time.

I've realized that although my child is spunky and outgoing, he is only that way around people he is comfortable with and knows really well. In social setting with a lot of other kids, he is very reserved and definitely does not have a dominate personality, which is making this transition even harder.  On top of that, that little boy has had a year full of change. This year alone, Landon's gone from staying with Ms Liz, to staying with grandparents all summer, and now being at daycare all day. At home, he's moved into a new house and new room and in just 8 weeks his world will be pure chaos when a newborn is in our house. He's very excited, but lets face it- he has no clue what is about to happen! Thats a lot to take on for adults, much less a three year old.

Over the past couple weeks I've really realized how hard change can be for everyone, even the parents. And 2015 has been that- a year of change. After our little girl arrives this fall, I'll cut back at work and be able to spend more time at home with both of them- so I'm hoping that will help and we can find some normalcy and I'm so thankful that this full time daycare is temporary.

Until then- we're trying to make the best of our mornings with as few tears as possible. He seems to be learning a lot already and is slowly starting to talk about other kids in his class,  so hopefully that means he's making some friends! Thankfully, on the first day I was able to get some pictures of him happy :)

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