After much debate Aaron and I decided to send AJ to Head Start. Head Start is a preschool program for 3 & 4 year olds in the state of Portland. We applied last spring and found out he was accepted in late August, but once he was in I started to panic.
How could I send my little AJ off to school for 5 hours 4 days a week? Would he like it? Was he ready? Was this the right choice for him and our family? These are all questions we went over and over before we finally decided that yes, he was ready and it was the right thing to do.
We went to meet his teacher and the other kids one week before his first day. It was great! He loved Teacher C and all the kids, he couldn't wait to go all by himself. He talked about it non stop for the last week and when the big day came he did really well. He was a little teary eyed but his teacher said he did happy right up and by the time I picked him up off the bus he was happy as pie!
My eyes were full of tears as I watched him hop off that bus. Tears of pride and a tiny twinge of sadness as I watched my little boy and realized just how grown up he already is.