First Day of Pre-School


My baby is all grown up. Well, as grown up as you can be at 3 years old. I put him to bed a toddler and he woke up a preschooler. :(

Breathe. Deep breaths.

I can do this.

It’s been 45 minutes since I took him to school. I’m in public (i.e. at Starbucks) and not currently crying.

I saved all that mess for the drive over here.

Is it harder because he’s my baby? The last one?  Maybe it’s because I’m worried with his Autism and non-ability to talk that he’ll be cast aside, picked on even.

I think it’s all of that.

Also, he’s my baby (did I mention that already?).

Is it too late to say never-mind, take him out of his classroom and whisk him home to snuggle with me and watch Dinosaur Train, Mickey and Bubble Guppies all day?

Breathe. I can do this.

But just look how cute he is?! He looks too little to be in school!


Look at his face… He’s not too sure about these other kids.

Breathe Mama. I can do this.

Only 2 hours left until I can pick him up. Two very long hours.

Do they serve liquor at Starbucks?!


Fueled by coffee and wine. Wife to a doc, mom to three boys (one with Autism), a puppy and a tortoise. I knit, I get crafty, I tweet.

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  1. Sarah says

    There’s always a first time. Isn’t it? I know your kid can get a long with it’s new environment. First time is always tough, I hope his new environment will be friendly so, he can easily adjust. There’s nothing wrong if we let them get on there on. Just make sure that it will help them mold there character on better ways.

  2. Janna says

    First time is always tough!As a mother we can’t stop fearing for our growing kids but if we don’t let them stand on their own they will become dependent and worst feel miserable for they think that they were inferior compare to other kids. As to my kids I just let them go to school on their own since school is just a walk away. But during snack time I personally bring their food to see if they have eaten well.

  3. says

    He is so stinkin’ cute!

    I’ll be trying to suck it up in less than two weeks, as I release my four oldest in to school away from home for the first time ever. I keep telling myself that it will be okay to cry…

    So, go ahead – shed a tear, or two. And, then snuggle him close when you pick him up!

  4. says

    I send my baby off to kindergarten on Monday! You better believe that I’ll be trying to think happy thoughts as I cry into my macchiato and anxiously await pickup at 3 pm. That’s going to be one looonnng day! Sending hugs to you and can’t wait to hear how his day went! And if you survived yours!

  5. says

    Awww he looks so dang cute with his back pack. I hope he has a great first day. I will be right along you crying tomorrow at my daughters first day of pre-k

  6. says

    Seems like just yesterday you were pregnant with him. You can do this. He will make lots of new friends and have fun. And even when he is a big hairy man, he will still be your little baby boy!

  7. Valerie says

    I bet he has a great time and kids are resilient, especially at this age. I bet he is thrilled to see you, but is having a great time right now!

    I have another year or 18 months before doing this with Felix and I bet I am the same way, crying in my Starbucks. I however will remember to bring my own stash of Hazelnut Espresso Whipped Lightning!!! Try some, it’s awesome!!!!!

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