I had these lofty ideas.
Visions of Noah holding a miniature chalkboard with “first day of preschool” scrawled in adorable lettering filled my head.
And then, the fever came– 102.5 to be precise. Now my boy has had fevers before, but really?! The day before his highly-anticipated first day of school EVER? No, it had to be wrong… but after taking his temp three times, I slowly realized that Tuesday would not be that day.
Fast forward to Thursday– we’re healthy, fever-free, and ready to go… but the day went nowhere near what I had planned. He slept late (and I wanted him to get said sleep, but come on! It’s your first day!), promptly had a fit before we left, and I was lucky to get out the door with everyone’s shoes on (which, of course, he took off in the car). I made it all the way to dropoff (which was surprisingly tearful) before I realized that we didn’t get our classic, pinterest-worthy picture. I didn’t even get much when I picked him up– just a couple phone shots. But the BEST news is, he had a great first day. He got along with the other kids in class, he played and learned, and he came home with an adorable little sunflower that he had made out of construction paper.
So, my son’s “first day of preschool” picture is days late, and nowhere near our actual preschool. But I still want to remember this time– him, right here, on the brink of a learning explosion, just beginning to say what he thinks. This is something I know I’ll miss if I blink… so I’m taking his picture TODAY.