i feel a bit bad because i did not cry when i dropped him off. i didn't even get emotional. i did get emotional about not getting emotional if that counts... i know! i'm a bad mom! i should have been emotional! topher has been by my side without missing a beat for the last 4 years and 5 months! he's my bud! but he's also a middle child. and that's just what happensto middle children. but his consolation prize is that chris and i are both middle children, so our parents probably got equally as unemotional about stuff as we do. who's gonna help us pay for topher's future psychiatrist?!?!?...
anyway, topher is awesome and he handled his first day like a champ. he had a brief moment when he whispered: "i want to go home with you." and for a brief moment i wanted to take him with me. but the moment passed and we all man-ned up.
on his first day, they talked about the letter 'A' and ate apples and sang his favorite song: "i like to eat apples and bananas." AND someone in his class had a birthday to celebrate, so he got to eat cookies to boot. in fact- there was a birthday celebrated on wednesday and friday as well! quite the introduction into preschool! hopefully he won't be too disappointed about his second week when there will be nary a birthday cookie in sight.
hey topher! i don't know if it's the year 2025 and you are reading this post with some serious disdain for your heartless mother. but here's the thing my handsome son- when your sister started preschool two years ago- i REFUSED to buy her a new outfit for her first day of school. but i saw this AWESOME blue power ranger samurai t-shirt for $2.99 and i had to buy it cause (it was cheap!) i knew you would LOVE it and look so superhandsome in it! i want you to know how special you are, and i am really really really sorry i didn't cry on your first day of preschool.
but do you know what's better than tears?
i know you know.
and your dad picked you up from your first day at school and brought you to target and bought you an awesome batman toy! cause you are awesome, and we love you so much.
here's a pic of topher, awake early the day after his first day of school. he is playing with his new toy, and has his samurai shirt on still, and a super-groggy face, cause it's not 7am yet...