Friday, September 5, 2008

First Friday

Today was First Friday ... the first day of preschool and of MOPS.

Mitchell was so excited that he acted like a crazy monkey while we waited to go inside. (Note: Since we've moved, I'm either early or late to everything. It took no time to get to preschool this morning, so we sat in the car, snacked on pancakes - thank goodness I threw one in my purse, just in case - and made silly monkey noises.)

Then, Mitchell started squealing like a crazy child. At first, Noah just covered his ears ... then he joined in. My little banshees had a great First Friday.

Mitchell waltzed in like he owned the place, as usual. He deposited his snack and water bottles in their respective baskets, gave me a quick hug and kiss and was off to wash his hands and join the fun. There was no clinging or fussing when I tried to leave. It was really nice!

He didn't eat as much of his lunch as I would have liked, but he ate enough. He ate all of the crackers and half the cheese stick I sent for snack, and he's had a lot of water today. His take-home sheet said his favorite thing about today was playing with pull-back toys, so I learned all about them on the way home.

Mitchell has triplets in his class, and he's very confused by the fact that they all have the same birthday and that they're all brothers and that they all look alike. He's also told me that he's the tallest boy and that Meadow is the tallest girl. I don't know if that's true, but he's very matter-of-fact!

About MOPS

Chaos was no match for the CBC MOPS ladies! When I arrived, they had people stationed all over the place to direct the flow of traffic. The Kids Club was all prepared with fancy diaper bag tags plus a sticker for the child and one for mommy. I dropped Noah off in his room and went to find my table.

I'm a "Ferris Wheel Friend" this year - that's the name of my small group. In the group are three gals I already know: my good friend Erin and two of her friends, whom I've met at various things over the years. None of them made it today! I knew a lady at another table, and then I recognized a mom from the preschool.

It was nice to know that there would be some familiar faces right from the get-go. I'm a very outgoing person, so I don't really have a hard time making friends - if the other ladies are receptive.

It was a nice change of pace from my other mommy encounters this week.

Glad to report that right now Noah is down for a nap, Mitchell is driving me batty while rolling around on the floor (he's worn out, as they don't take a nap at preschool!), and I'm at peace knowing that supper is planned, the dishwasher is full of clean dishes and I don't have anywhere else to be today but home with my boys.


HeatherPride said...

That picture of little Noah covering his ears is so funny! Glad things are off to a pretty smooth start for you!

The Stiletto Mom said...

Mary Anna, I'm so glad it went well! Yay for you and boys. And...OMG, are those two cuties!!!