Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Preschool Update

Here is my preschool update...this is day 3 of school and Andrew is loving it.  He says he has a lot of fun and they do a lot of fun stuff (those are his words).  :)  His favorite thing is earning "fuzzies" because if they earn eight or more "fuzzies" by the end of the week they get to pick out of the treasure box.  Andrew already has four just from today, so I am sure he will get to pick out of the treasure box on Thursday.
I signed him up to take computer classes this year and he had his first class today and he was so excited about it when I picked him up.  He said that he loves computer class and asked when he gets to go back again.  I told him he only goes once a week and he was so disappointed that he had to wait another week to go.   I am just so glad he enjoyed the class and I hope he doesn't get bored. 

Andrew seems to be adjusting well which is the most important thing.  I asked him today if he made any new friends and he said no.  He said one girl spit in his face because he had the toy she wanted and that some of the boys are mean.  I told him just to be the nice little boy that I know and he WILL make new friends it just might take some time.  He seems okay with that.  I think the thing that makes it easy is that they are so busy doing things he is never by himself and on the playground he gets to see his buddy Nate.   I think that makes things easier for him.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Business Blog

A while back I started my business blog just to post pictures of new items and updates on orders and other silly stuff.  I have not been keeping it updated lately but just recently had a makeover.  There were so many things wrong with the old look and I couldn't get the lady who designed it to email me back to get the issues fixed.  So I went back to Laura who designed this blog and asked if she could do my Pink Hippo blog.  She did an amazing job. 

Stop on by and check it out.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Broken Hearted Little Boy

My son Andrew is very shy, which regrettably he gets from me.  Last year when he started preschool he was so upset and scared and his biggest fear was making a friend.  So his teacher last year bent down and said "Andrew I want you to meet Nate!  Nate will you be Andrew's friend?"  Nate said yes and gave Andrew a big hug and the two of them were best friends all year.  The teacher always sat them next to each other and when I would pick Andrew up he was always next to Nate or playing with him on the playground.  It was so cute and Andrew talked about him all the time.

After I went to the parent meeting on Monday to meet Andrew's teacher I got to find out who was in Andrew's class so that when I got home I could tell him all about it.  The first thing out of his mouth was "Is Nate in my class?  I looked at him with sad eyes and I told him that no, Nate was not in his class this year.  Instantly Andrew buried his head and started to cry.  He was embarrassed that he was crying so I took his hand and held it and I said "Buddy it is okay to be sad and it is okay to cry.  Nate is your best friend in school and it is sad that he is not in your class, but you will make some new friends and who knows maybe you will see Nate on the playground."  Our talk lasted a very very long time.  He cried for about 15 minutes and when he stopped I asked him what he was thinking and again his biggest fear was not making friends.  I promised him that I would introduce him to someone so that they could be friends just like he and Nate are and that seemed to help. 

Yesterday Andrew got to go to the school and see his classroom and he meet his teacher and that went great.  I never really got the opportunity to introduce Andrew because right away he went off to play.  He reminded me later that I didn't do it but then said it was okay because he had two little girls from last year that he would play with.  :)  I would be lying if I didn't say I am a little nervous about today.  I have shed a few secret tears because although we did this last year after watching him be so worried about friends and knowing personally how hard it can be I feel for him.

I did find out though that he will have the same playground time as Nate so they will still get to see each other on nice days.  That I am very happy about and so is Andrew!

I will update after his day today to let everyone (family) know how his first day went.  Wish us luck!  lol.