Monday, August 11, 2008

Practice Run

This morning was Brady's pre-school orientation where we met his teacher, aids, school therapists and the other students. There will be 5 boys in the classroom and 4 adults (one teacher, two aids, and various therapists that will rotate in). We are seriously spoiled with that ratio and have been able to put aside many of our concerns. The teacher was very experienced and confident and had tomorrow's schedule written on the board. The classroom was adorable - I have never seen such a huge room full of miniature stuff. Everything was at toddler eye level, even the kitchen sink. Brady is one of the youngest and most delayed students so I know he is going to learn so much from the big boys. Tomorrow is the first official day of school so we'll see how things go.

Brady's favorite activity lately is helping us with dishes and laundry. In fact, I can get him to do almost anything if I call him my helper (oh, how I hope this stage lasts!). He was thrilled to discover that his classroom had several little kitchen and laundry centers.

Every toy in that room was in the kitchen sink after the first hour so Brady moved on to his second favorite activity, bouncing on his butt. Let's hope he soon figures out those chairs are for sitting.I'm having trouble wrapping my mind around the picture below. We don't follow behind Brady anymore with our arms hovering out to catch him. Still, I am usually close by and have never watched him walk from this perspective. "Walk" isn't even the correct word - look at him strutting his way down the school hallway!

If he could talk I'm pretty sure he would say What you looking at, Mom? Get outta the way!

11 comments:

Jane said...

ohhhh, I am so excited for Brady, I wish I could come see his first morning at school. Cute classroom, i love that little blue couch! Good Luck struttin' it, bubbas!

And, Troy - have a good time with your newly founded free time!

Josh's World said...

I love that last pic. I am so happy for all of you. Brady will do great! On Josh's first day of pre k Tony and I stayed for a few min. Josh looked over at us rolled his eyes and shook his head no. We may not be ready to let them go, but thay are ready to learn a little with out us. Stay strong, it gets easy to leave them at school. I am actually counting down the days until he goes back. lol. I need a break!! (:

Tara and Bob said...

Good luck tomorrow! I am sure it will go really great, how very exciting!

Treguboff Family said...

Oh, Brady! I know you'll have a wonderful time at school. Can't wait to hear about your first big day. Oh and Troy try to find something to do with yourself. :)

themacmomma said...

I am so excited for the little dude! It is going to be so great for him! Strutt he must... he is so the man!

tonya said...

So, how did it go? Hopefully everyone is adjusting well!

The ratio of teachers to kids is awesome! He is going to have so much fun and learn so much from the other kids. (I'm sure not all of it will be good if it's anything like my preschool experience has been!! ;-) )

Oh, I totally exploit my kids' willingness to help! I crack up when they are so excited to help me to random stuff around the house. I know it won't last, so I put them to work, man!

I am loving that pic of Troy and Brady. So dang cute.

Angie said...

I can't wait to hear how it is going! Brady looks so grown-up and I think you both have done a marvelous job with him. I hope Alayna can walk like Brady someday. Good luck and keep us posted.

Circuit Fam said...

Are we going to see you next month?

What about your little man, that is what he is now a MAN. Doing it all himself. :)

Rebecca Storms said...

The first days of school are such a bittersweet. I want them to go and have fun, but when they are so anxious to stay at school without me (the one who has fed them, protected them, loved them, and cared for them everyday and moment of their little lives) I find myself crying and not liking the first day of school!! But you get used to it:).

Rebecca Storms said...

The first days of school are such a bittersweet. I want them to go and have fun, but when they are so anxious to stay at school without me (the one who has fed them, protected them, loved them, and cared for them everyday and moment of their little lives) I find myself crying and not liking the first day of school!! But you get used to it:).

Rebecca Storms said...

The first days of school are such a bittersweet. I want them to go and have fun, but when they are so anxious to stay at school without me (the one who has fed them, protected them, loved them, and cared for them everyday and moment of their little lives) I find myself crying and not liking the first day of school!! But you get used to it:).