"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."
--Jeremiah 29:11

Thursday, November 19, 2009

First Day of "School"

Connie attended his first session of "Speech Group" which meets weekly for an hour an a half. It is a group of six kids between ages 2-3 and two speech therapists. They just play and have a snack and work on speech skills through playing. It's held at the same school where he'll attend preschool starting in March so we think it will be good for him to get used to the faces, the setting and being away from Mommy and Daddy. Mary Kathleen and I dropped him off and he was more than fine separating from us. A bowling set caught his eye so he was off in no time to go play with that. When I came back to pick him up, I could see through the window that he was sitting at the table with the other kids but crying very hard. Soon the teachers opened the door and let the moms in and he was very happy to see us but kept crying as if to tell me how terrible it was! We spent a few minutes with me asking him about what he had for snack and taking him around the room to let him point out things he did while he was there. He was still crying a little and trying to catch his breath. We went out for sub sandwiches and his favorite, chips, afterward and he was totally fine. During lunch I asked him if he cried today at school and he said, "uh huh." I asked him why and he said, "Mommy". I said he didn't have to miss Mommy because I will always come pick him up. We'll see how it goes in two weeks when he goes back. Next week they don't have class due to Thanksgiving so maybe he'll forget how upset he got there.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Wow! this was really a big day--tough for both you and Connie, I imagine. These first steps apart must be really hard to get used to. That is great news about your new baby boy! Please know I am praying for all of you, Erin. God is there with you, as you well know, and I am sure that all will be well. Love and prayers always--Sr Josephine