10.19.2010

Wordless-ish... Otto Starts Preschool and My Heart Bursts (With Love)




Oof, I kept it together until the second I was out of his sight, then lost it. Not just crying but like hyperventilated a little on the car ride home and almost threw up in our driveway. My heart breaks and I panic all over again thinking about taking him back tomorrow. And yet, I know this is going to be such a positive new adventure for him. And he handled it really well. In fact...



I did all kinds of creative photo editing to highlight my gorgeous child and hide the fact that he's sitting on the world's messiest floor completely surrounded by my shoes. But then I realized that's exactly what the picture looks like, haha! Anyways, the point is, look at that face. That's the face of a sweetheart and a survivor and he's going to do great at preschool! Like beyond great! I think it's going to be amazing for him. It is a wonderful school and now my little boy goes to school. Whoa. I kind of want to cry again thinking about it but I'm also so full of pride - he's turning into such an awesome little dude.

-Lindsey

18 comments:

luv2beanana said...

Awwww. What a great story. He definitely looks like he is ready for preschool. I love that little boy so much. Hang in there mom. Preschool is just one of the stepping stones to the final severing of the embilical cord. Just when you think your heart can't take anymore, he will give you a grandbaby to fill your cup until it runneth over!

Jen said...

So glad things went well! You're on a real journey now. By the way, we too are very very serious about booboos and bandaids. Have you heard of magic bandaids? They are hard to see (invisible) and you find them into your pocket and with a bit of pantomime, they really do the trick. Milo usually has 3 or 4 magic bandaids on at all times. He even puts them on himself ;-).

Rebecca said...

I love the sweet label you made him for his blanket and thoughtful packed lunch!

Elizabeth Flora Ross said...

My daughter started preschool a few weeks ago. She had a similar first day. Was so excited to be there, we could have left without even noticing. And I was bursting with happiness for her. It gave me such joy. I was not the least bit sad. I was proud. IF she were to cry and carry on and cling to me when I left her, then I think I would have a problem. But knowing she is having a great time and is in the best of care, I am good with the whole thing.

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Hope it gets better for you! Hang in there Mama!

Elizabeth Flora Ross said...

P.s. LOVE that lunch! Well balanced, creative and fun! :)

Sweet Harper said...

It is such an amazing experience...socially, learning to bond with other adults (teachers), and experiencing things in a whole new environment. So happy you're both happy!

Lindsey Muth said...

Elizabeth I'll be checking out your post after work tonight. Nothing helps more than hearing that other mamas are going through similar experiences & surviving!

Tracy, I consider you the expert on all things teacher and parent (you are, you know) and I thank you for your words of encouragement! You are right, I know it :)

Jen, thank you, LOVE you, and I seriously need to (ahem) invest in these miniature invisible bandages! Like right away. Have I mentioned how much I thank you for your role in this process and for being such an amazing friend?

Rebecca, thank you! Coming from a master crafter (you) I take your compliment as the highest honor!

Nita, Otto carried his letter around all morning. Thank you! And thank you for always being there for me/us. Love you!

swank|mama said...

You had me laughing and almost crying during this post. Love the pics!! O is a cutie!!
xo

TucsonMama said...

Congrats and mazel tov and good wishes and all that....

I remind myself that my kids get experiences they can't get from me--and also that I'm all kinds of crazy and they shouldn't be around me ALL day...;)

xxoo

Alana De Leon-Lott said...

So, so sweet! He is so precious!
Congrats on getting through the first day. I am sure it was harder on you than it was on him! Bless.
You are such a great mom! The label, the lunch. He is so lucky to have you.
YAY to O for a great first day at school and here's to MANY more!
xoxo

Lindsey Muth said...

Thank you guys, so so much! We're 2 successful days down and Ot is a super trooper!

Julie, you crack me up! xo!

CrunchyVTMommy said...

This is so beautiful. Best of luck to both of you on the new adventure. And seriously Otto is a doll.

Lindsey Muth said...

Thanks, V! You know I heart you so much! XO! Oh, and ps, soooo looking forward to you joining us for mummytummy November edition!!

Jenn @ Organic-Mama.ca said...

Aww way to go, Otto! And props for you too, mama for keeping it together until after you left his field of vision!! :)

HeatherJaneDesign said...

"Bandaid Paralysis" Made me LOL!!!!! :) Thanks for sharing the laughs!

Lindsey Muth said...

Thanks, Jenn & Heather <3

Jenn, it was all I could do but I knew it was important ::sniff:: Heather, bandaid paralysis is sooo annoying but sooo laughable too. Kids are weirdos. :)

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