Today was a momentous occasion. It was our son's first day of preschool. He missed the official start last week since we were on vacation. We were hesitant about him starting because I had a disastrous day trying to get him to use the potty. Aidan is a stubborn little man. I told my husband that I didn't want to waste $268 for him to pee in his pants and be sent home until he's ready. But we decided, it's time for him to sink or swim.... Plus I think he tends to do much better when Mommy and Daddy aren't around to scold him.
So we got there too early to do the drop off system so we ended up just walking him in which was good because Michael had a chance to warn the teachers about Aidan and the potty training. They understood and said they would really try hard with him. Thank goodness he has such wonderful teachers, Miss Michelle and Miss Christine! I got a little misty eyed when we said goodbye just because I feared I would pick him up in loaner clothes because he wet himself. He could have cared less that we were leaving as he was so engrossed in the farm animal toys he was playing with at the table. I always heard horror stories of moms and kids crying when it was time to say goodbye. Not my child! Which is good. It shows that he's ready to go to school.
So instead of working on flowers the whole time, I spent it cleaning. The four hours went by way too fast. I definitely need to organize my time better when he's at school. It was a good break for me nonetheless. It gave me some "me" time which I so desperately needed! Being a mommy, entrepreneur, wife, etc is tough work!
At any rate, Aidan was successful on the potty at school and no "accidents"! I was so proud and all he could ask me is if he was going to get a new car because he went on the potty and didn't have an accident. We went home and he continued his potty training. We got him new cars and some zoo animals and then he regressed. I had to take toys away and then I think the light bulb finally went on.... He managed to go a couple of times and I promised him if he continued doing a good job he would get a special treat. So we took him to the Cheesecake Factory for dinner and an ice cream sundae!
Tomorrow he'll be home and then Thursday is "blue" day at school and he keeps reminding me that it's "blue" day at school! I wish he could go to school everyday.... Just imagine all the work I could get done! Oh well, next year.... I'm thankful for the 2 half day breaks I get in the meantime!