It's hard to believe that not only is Liam now in preschool (these photos were of him leaving the house for his first day) but he's on his first spring break! Not that there's been a lot of toddler partying unfortunately... Liam caught a cold and has been pretty miserable, and now I have it!
The preschool transition itself took me by surprise. It was much harder for me than I expected. Liam handled it well, probably better than I did. The morning drop-offs were definitely a little anxiety ridden for him in the beginning, but he didn't cry on the first day and has only cried a couple of times since. His teachers say that he's doing great, and I can see that he's a lot more comfortable there now.
I was a wreck the first week. I knew the first drop-offs would be hard but I honestly thought I would come home and get some work done. Wrong! We've had babysitters two or three times a week for over a year now so I didn't think the separation would be hard. However, leaving him somewhere new as opposed to having him in the house with a sitter but with me mostly around was different, as is the fact that it's school, play based though it may be. It feels like a big change.
It's all good though, and I'm proud of Liam for handling the change so well. Already he's been demonstrating his new preschool acquired skills, such as covering his mouth when he coughs (which unfortunately has been a lot), and taking his own shoes and pants off. It's so cute, he concentrates so hard to do those last two things, parroting back the instructions he's been given, and looks so proud of himself when he succeeds! He already has new friends that he talks about, new songs that he sings... I look forward to seeing him continue to blossom at school and at home.
In other news, I have now added facebook comments to the blog! I know not everyone likes facebook or is on it but I love the easy sharing and interaction it enables - already the facebook comments as well as the regular comments have been ON FIRE for the last two blog posts and the comment contest so I'm pretty excited! I'm still trying to figure out exactly how this all works but I'm hoping this will encourage more interaction on the blog - so please do leave a comment below or even just hit "like"! Thank you!
nyc baby, child and family photographer & architect alethea cheng fitzpatrick is based in brooklyn. she specializes in baby photography as interior design & interior design for babies. view her portfolio of babies, children or families or send her an e-mail here!