Cancelled Meeting = New Post

I love it when meetings you don’t want to be in get cancelled.

And, today, my loyal readers, you reap the benefits of me not having to be in a boring meeting after all.

Of course, even as I type this sentence, I’m not sure what I’m going to share with you. Ah, but now I know. Today, afterall, is my son Aidan’s first day of pre-school this year.

He’s big time now, no more two-year-olds programs. He’s in the three-year-old programs. What does that mean? Well, an extra 30 minutes of class time, a bigger room, six more kids in the class and a few more dollars in tuition. No worries there. It’s totally worth it.

So we had open house on Tuesday so he can meet the teacher and get used to the space. Today is the official start day. He’ll be going twice a week, 2.5 hours a day.

He actually woke up this morning and said, “I love my school.” Wow.

So it seemed like he was pretty excited to go. But that doesn’t mean he was excited to take a picture. He’s mostly camera shy — at least in terms of the posed photo. So, didn’t really get one I like. Might be able to share another one later though.

Normally, drop off is going to be my job, but Renee and I tag-teamed today on the first day. It went very well. We went in for a few minutes, talked to his teachers and then said goodbye. I’m a fan of the no lingering rule. Get in. Get out. The faster the better. If he does have a negative reaction, it’ll be gone in two minutes. So, the less lingering the better.

Two other things made today even better, too. The school has Bob the Builder trucks for the kids to play with. They weren’t out during the open house. Aidan asked about them and the teachers put them out today. He was thrilled about that. Also, one of the girls from his class last year is in his class again. We weren’t sure, but lo and behold, she came strolling in today and brought a huge smile to his face.

We did have some official business to do though, too. Since he has the tree nut allergy, I’ve got to approve his snack each day, just in case. We’ve also got to keep something he can eat in his backpack every day. And, the teachers will be trained in using the EpiPen if they ever have to. It’s just this whole thing.

And, speaking of the backpack. He was great about wearing it last year. He loved it. Today, he didn’t want it on at first. Then, as all the other kids came up with it on, he turned and said that he wanted to have it on. Hmmm. Peer pressure already!

So, now I’m waiting for Renee to call and say she and Aidan are on the way. Erin is at Renee’s parents so we can take Aidan out for a first-day celebratory lunch. Should be fun.

What else? I got nothin’.

7 Comments on “Cancelled Meeting = New Post”

  1. Molly says:

    I’m glad you’re that kind of parent. When I worked at the daycare the parent’s who hung around were awful. The kids would never relax and the parent were in the way. Go you!

  2. L B says:

    yay!!! what good parents! i loved when mine took me out to lunch ALL BY MYSELF 🙂 or to celebrate my awesome E’s on my elementary school report card. I think Aidan and YOU deserve dessert—well since Molly didn’t get that other bag of Twizzlers.

  3. You are such a great dad. And I love love LOVE the name Aidan.

    Also, you know what else makes this day awesome? The fact that I live in the same city as the greatest quarterback in the history of the NFL, Mr. Peyton Manning himself. That, in fact, makes every day awesome. I know you wish you were as priveleged as me. Instead, your team cheats and we all know what they say about that – Cheaters never prosper. 🙂

  4. Melissa says:

    I love when meetings I don’t want to be in get cancelled, too. I also love conference calls/net meetings so I can read blogs, er, multi-task, at my desk.

  5. clinkny says:

    He sounds absolutely adorable, your son, and you sound like the perfect parents. Yes, I’m taking note.

  6. Chelle says:

    Super cute! Definitely an awesome dad.

    But I’m wondering about something… You’re a “get in / get out” kind of guy? Should I even go there?

  7. JC says:

    coming from a guy who at his worst had 30 hrs per week in mtngs…….


    And, where’s my celebratory lunch?

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