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Wednesday
Apr202011

Preschool - we laughed, we cried, but it's all good!


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!

Monday
Mar212011

The day before preschool


Liam starts preschool tomorrow. It's three days/week and actually, I'll get to spend slightly more time with him than I did when we had a sitter three days/week and yet, well, it will be a big change not to have him around the house. I'm going to miss him so much!

Today was a perfect quiet rainy day at home. We went outside several times to watch the digger working on our street (basically Liam's idea of heaven), we moved the car across the street for street cleaning and then moved it back, I got the dishes done while Liam drew multiple buses and... there was a lot of cuddling.


Liam has already practiced going up the preschool steps and he knows they have an A-train... which is really all he needs to know. I have a feeling he is going to be just fine, and so am I, but I will be happy to have a smooth drop off tomorrow and a few days under our belt instead of weeks of anticipation. I'm ready!


Today I took out my camera to capture some beautiful window light in our bedroom, and Liam's last day before preschool. He played happily in the window with one of his favorite toys "New York City Bus." Luckily, they have a New York City Bus exactly the same at preschool and not only the A-train but the C and G-train too.

Yeah, he's going to be just fine.


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!