Yesterday AG/Adorable Grandson/David reached one of those big milestone things. He is almost 2 years old and although I wish I could say he was potty trained...well, that just hasn't happened yet so no...that isn't the milestone I'm referring to. His milestone? Well, he had his first day of Mother's Morning Out! Besides his mommy, his daddy, and me (with an occasional stay with his other grandparents) David has essentially been with one of his his entire life. Well, for those of you who have known of him his entire life...you may remember he went to day care for about 2 months when his mommy returned to work when he was about 3 months...but of course, he doesn't remember that.
We had gone up to the church where his MMO program is for an Open House the other day and he was happy playing with all the toys and going out with me to the playground but we were always within his view. Today was a whole different game~!
I tried to get a first day of school picture of him but this was as good as it got. Notice the cute little monogrammed bag they gave each child...
Mommy got him all buckled into his car seat:
We got to the church and here they are coming down the hallway:
At this point he's not too sure...looking in the room where his teachers and a few kids already were. A few of the kids were already crying.... David doesn't like when other children cry. He prefers when he is the only one crying...
but not crying. I don't think he's totally noticed we're not in his sight. We are standing behind a one way mirror.
I finally got the attention of someone (the director) and asked her to please give him a car or something to play with. Poor kid didn't know what he was supposed to do and all the attention with the two teachers was going to the kids who were really distraught. We could tell David was a tad distraught but he wasn't going to show it yet.
Then we left. It was about 9:15. At 9:30 I told Amanda I wanted to go pick him back up!
But we waited until 12:15...went back to the school...and peeked through the one way mirror again.
He's difficult to see here but he's actually sitting on the floor listening to a story (he loves stories and books).
He looked fine....not terribly upset...just sort of subdued and observant....
Then finally (!) the door opened and the moms could get their kids. We don't know what the teacher said...and a few of the kids were crying...well, he got a bit scared, I guess and started crying...
Totally distraught...look at that face:
Thursday he'll go again...
I think this has been harder on me than when I sent his mommy and his uncle off to preschool programs!
And how did NBG/Taylor take to all this?
As long as she has her thumb she's one happy and contented baby!