Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Benjamin Goes to Preschool

At the beginning of this month, Benjamin began attending classes at Redwood Village, thereby making the leap from toddler to preschooler. PRESCHOOLER! Wow, where did the time go? It seemed like just the other day that I found out we were pregnant with him, and now he's going to school. It seemed like we only just toured Redwood and put our names on the waitlist. In reality, it was almost two years ago. Yes, two years ago. Gotta love Los Angeles - the race to stay on your A-game begins with preschool!
We'd heard that tears weren't uncommon on a child's first day of school, but Benjamin seemed to have no problems adjusting. As soon as we arrived, he saw his friend Nolan and his teacher Ms. Gisele and took off running with nary a backwards glance.
When I picked him up that afternoon, the teachers said that Benjamin's first day went really well. He enjoyed playing with the other kids, managed to make it to the potty when he needed to, and didn't have any separation issues. They did, however, have two requests of me. They asked that I buy him a smaller lunchbox that was more proportionate to his small stature. They also asked me not to dress him in skinny jeans anymore because he'd spent the day hitching them up after they'd shimmied down below his bottom.
Whatever could they be talking about?

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