The boys successfully completed their first two days of school on Tuesday and Thursday of this week. We had been anticipating this day for a long time, and we were both eager to get their school clothes, lunches and nap mats ready for the big day. After a big breakfast, I took them to school and introduced them to their teacher, Miss Val. She is a college student who has been teaching at Pebbles all summer. Neither of the boys wanted to go into the classroom at first, but Sam eventually succumbed to the temptation to play with a Noah's Ark toy. Nate, on the other hand, was not going to take the bait. He began to cry when he realized what was going on, and he was clutching me with a death grip. Miss Val began holding him, and I made a quick exit.
Needless to say, I kept my cell phone handy the entire time I was in Denton, and I was just sure I would get a call. Well, the phone never rang and when I went to pick them up they were both sound asleep on their nap mats. I had to wake them up to take them home, and they both popped up and started talking about what they did at school. At first I was relieved that they liked school, but that emotion quickly turned to joy as I consumed their broken speech trying to describe all they had done. I was able to extract "music," "playground," and "big boys." I could also see their lunch all over their shirts, so they obviously enjoyed all the yummies their mommy packed for them.
I am pretty sure the school experience will become a regular theme on the blog, so I will wrap this up. We feel blessed to have found a good school, and I am excited to see all that the boys will learn. By the way, the picture above was taken just before the boys left for their first day at school.