I never dreamed that Liam would enter preschool at the tender age of 2 years, 7 months. Even as I watched Henry join his class for the first time this September, I comforted myself with the thought that I wouldn't say good-bye to Liam at the schoolhouse door for two more years.
The day before we met with his teacher and Liam made himself right at home in the classroom. He joined a group of boys building a road with wooden planks. See there-- you never know when you're going to need all those matchbox cars stuffed in your pockets!
By all reports, Liam's first day went wonderfully. His teacher said that he sang and participated all morning. But the true highlight was snack time. I asked Liam about it and he said one word: cupcake. The school has a healthy food policy so I was a bit surprised until I read that Wednesday had been the birthday of one of his new classmates. The next morning Liam was still talking about that chocolate cupcake with jelly beans. I hope he won't be too disappointed on Monday when they hand out carrot sticks.
I'm very proud of Liam; I know this will be a great and growing year for him. I also know that he'll always be my baby.
|small, but confident|