It seems weird that I'm posting a first day of school post in the middle of March but William started preschool (or "pretty school" as he calls it) this week and it has been so great for all of us! He gets to learn, have fun and play with other children. Fritz gets to nap in peace and have Mom all to himself for an hour and play with the toys that William doesn't share. And I get to have an entire hour and a half while the baby naps to get stuff done at home. I've been wanting to get him into preschool for a while now but it was so expensive in San Diego and William wasn't potty trained (which really helped me get that whole thing into gear when I found out that was a requirement). Now that we live in Arizona, I'm thrilled that I found a little preschool at a nice lady's house that has 7 other children in his class, is a really great price and William LOVES it! They asked the parents to make a picture page of their child to put in a class notebook that they would use to do a monthly spotlight. William helped me choose the pictures to go on the page and I even let him glue them on (I am not that controlling). He insisted on putting on the dog picture and couldn't wait to show everyone.
of course, brought one of his favorite stuffed dogs to show everyone. He also picked out his favorite dog shirt and really wanted to wear his dog backpack (P.S. haha about what what I wrote about potty-training in that post) but he has a preschool bag supplied by the school for him to use.
When I picked him up from school he was dying to show me the Easter egg he had painted and his homework and tell me all about how he showed the funny dog picture to all the boys in his class and on and on. I've never heard him talk so much in all my life. Then he came home and took a two hour nap. This hasn't happened in MONTHS people.