last days of preschool

Preschool is so interesting to me because it's such an amazing chance to see a kid in a social context of peers. It's very different than one on one friends play sessions. I love it. 

I love watching Henry follow directions and participate and cooperate. 

Such a novelty. (Love him, love his special Henry-world peopled with imaginary friends who live in his foot and giant robots who love conversation. I'd be distracted if I were him, too.)

Anyway, yesterday was his last day of preschool. Very cool. Bit of a lunch, bit of a sing, bit of a presentation. Hooray. 

There is a lot of lasts right now. I got very teary at our final Lifestart session last week. Lifestart was Henry's Early Intervention program, he did a prep for school class there all year on Wednesday mornings and the special educators there have been instrumental in getting him to where he is today: good to go into a mainstream school. 

His preschool experience has also been formative and fabulous, and I'm so glad he's been there all year. 

Next stop: school! (Next February.)

So here is a stand-up cheers to wonderful early childhood education and hardworking teachers and carers who help us look after our precious wee things before we introduce them to the kindergarten melee.

I am so proud of my little dude. And so looking forward to this Christmas break. Our tree is up and the lights are on. I have my pudding and Christmas cake recipes ready to go (thanks Alex!) and the jollyness of the season is descending in spades. Tis the season, hooray hooray!



4 Comments on “last days of preschool

Alex Nolan
December 17, 2009 at 12:49 am

No problem Fi for the recipes, I have my Christmas puddigs left from last year as I made about 6!!

For anyone who wants a Christmas cake recipe, here is Nigella’s – that is lovely! Also, check out the tin size at the bottom of the list and make according to what you already have:

So glad Henry had a great last day at pre-school, and hope that you are all looking forward with excitement to his firts day at big school! Can’t believe that Edward starts big school next year too – as rising 5’s here, so will be 2 weeks after his 4th birthday 🙁 May the Lord help Mrs Benger and Mrs Appleby – they’re going to need it!!!

Speak soon


December 17, 2009 at 9:28 am

Who is that big boy in the photo? Are you kidding me? How great does he look! So tall and handsome! So much difference a year makes (to height, of course, always handsome). Tom was standing at the fridge the other day, I couldn’t see his feet, and thought he was standing on a stool. No stool, just legs, long ones.

December 17, 2009 at 10:26 am

yes it’s all happening isn’t it? Raphy has worn his school uniform to preschool today along with the hat and tie ( his big brother’s old ones).
i have to confess to a little tear when i saw him all dressed up like that and looking so grown up and holding his little lunchbox. my baby’s all growed up!!

December 18, 2009 at 12:50 pm

We’ve celebrated the last day of preschool for our girls too… we’ve had such a wonderful year and I’ve rejoiced (as a preschool teacher and more importantly a parent) in just how wonderful a good preschool and the right choices can be for our kids!
Bring on school!


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