Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Z's First Day of Preschool


'Twas the night before preschool, when all through the house

excitement was stirring, thank god it wasn’t a mouse;

The backpack was packed with extra clothes and underwear

So in case of an accident, we would be prepared.



The child was nervous, his mom was a mess

While the daddy acted calm, no feelings of dread


After 3 stories, a drink and a hug so tight,

Z finally settled down for a long, long night,

When out to the store the daddy ran like a flash,

To get a special treat to celebrate Z’s first day bash.



A small trinket for Z was all that we’d need,

But daddy had too much fun at the toy store, indeed .

He spent much more than he should of, it’s true

But he loves his dear son and was very nervous too,



When, what to my tired eyes should appear,

But insomnia of course, there would be no sleep, oh dear!

We tossed and we turned all night with a jerk,


When you’re nervous why does sleep have to be so much work.

More rapid than eagles the daytime it came,

And I hopped out of bed and woke Z for the big game!



"Now, potty! now, breakfast! Let’s get dressed real quick!

Now photos! Now backpack! I think I’ll be sick!

To the back of the car! No please don’t stall!

Now dash away! dash away! dash away all!"

To the preschool we drove just as fast as we could,

Trying not to drive too fast through the hood,

So to Z’s school we quickly drove up,

With the car full of jitters, and mommy trying not to throw up.

And then, in a twinkling, I heard from the back,


a nervous little giggle and a cute little laugh.

As I opened my door, and was turning around,

Z’s little face looked so cute and showed no sign of a frown.

He was dressed in new clothes, from his head to his toes,

He looked so damn cute, oh how fast he does grow;

A bundle of love sitting there in front of me,

Was growing up so fast, how scary to see.

His eyes -- how they twinkled! He was ready for this!

His cheeks were all flushed and he gave me a kiss!

I was the proud mamma of this cute little guy

And now it was his turn to reach for the sky.

We walked down to class, we both let out a sigh,

Holding hands so tightly, trying both not to cry;

He ran for his coat hook and right to the paints,

I followed closely and heard no complaints.

A few little pictures of my cute little guy,

Then I gave him a kiss and I said, “good-bye”;

A look of panic washed over him, all over his face

so I hugged him again, just one last embrace

He spoke not a word, but went straight to his painting

And I quietly walked out, how this day was so draining,

I climbed up the stairs with my friend K by my side,

And burst into tears, the only adult who cried!

The teacher came up and told us they were all doing fine.

Now only if I could enjoy a nice glass of wine!

At the end of the day Z was all smiles and hugs

And mommy just wishes she could take some strong drugs,

It’s been a long day but it turned out just right

"Happy Preschool to all, and to all a good-night."




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7 comments:

Mom said...

Well that apple didn't fall far...his Neene cried looking at his pictures and then reading the poem. I am so glad the day went well for him and you survived.
Love to you all!

Mom/Neene

Michelle said...

So was pick up worth all that morning stress? You did good!!! You both did. Take that time he is gone to concentrate on YOU!!! love ya! :)

Amanda {My Life Badly Written} said...

Yay for Z! I cried reading this!

So pleased for you both what a brave little man!! I gather their were no 'accidents' then?

Raising Z said...

Pick up was great Michelle! He was ready to book it out of there and gave me 100 hugs for the next hour :) It was a huge relief to see him in the same pants that I sent him in Amanda :) So no accidents....

Chef Eureka said...

hehehehe, how cute! I hopped over from the SITS site.

Connie Weiss said...

What a sweet poem! You have me crying....

Glad he did so well...and you did too.

{Cassandra} said...

Oh my goodness! I love it.
That was so sweet, and I totally get it.
I taught Kindergarten last year and work at a preschool right now!
I hope little Z is enjoying his time at school!!

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