Anyway, we set off at 9.45 am on the 5 mile trip and Burton had his new backpack and he took his Shadow (a little toy dog which he named after my Mum's dog) to keep him company. To be honest, I could have cried as we walked to the car - he just looked so big suddenly!
So we arrived at Ladybirds a few minutes early and he took his coat off and was shown where his peg is in the cloakroom, and he then proceeded to turn out the entire contents of his rucksack to show one of the nursery staff what he had brought with him! He took his Shadow and went back into the playroom while I re-packed his bag. When I joined him he was being asked which activity he wanted to join in with and I decided that this should be my time to say goodbye. I kissed him and told him I would be back after lunch and for him to be a good boy and I said goodbye and walked out.
I looked back but he wasn't watching as he was already looking at the other children playing. I peered back in through the window,when I was outside just to make sure he wasn't crying out for me but he wasn't *sighs with relief* . Of course Mummy was struggling to contain her tears, and as soon as I got back in to the car I let a few escape which I had been holding in! Silly Mummy!!
The four hours soon passed and then it was time to return to Ladybirds and collect my boy. When I entered he had just come in from outside from playing in the sandpit, and I could see he had a different pair of trousers on - apparently, he rushed in from outside and couldn't get his coat off fast enough and didn't quite make it in time! Bless him!
His first day's report reads like this:
Burton has done so well on his first day at nursery !
We went outside to go on 'a bear hunt' and Burton loved riding on the bikes!
Burton joined in with some dancing this morning and listened to the stories 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar' and 'Duck In A Truck'.
Burton had a few tears a couple of times over the morning but was soon distracted (the bikes quickly cheered him up!)
He also loved pushing the pram around the playground, whizzing round and round.
My heart sinks whenever I re- read the 'Burton had a few tears a couple of times' part but I guess it was inevitable and it just makes me even more proud of him.
Apparently the lunch was chicken pasta bake with peas and sweetcorn followed by pineapple and peach crumble with custard. And he ate some - not all but some which is fantastic :) he never eats crumble at home or pineapple!! Or custard actually! I had hoped that by allowing him to stay for lunch it might encourage him to try foods he may not normally eat at home. On the way home he talked about a girl called Lilly and a boy called Jordan so I assume these may be two friends he made today. He also says he had a good time and wants to go again! *phew*
Since we have been home he has done nothing but eat so I don't know if he didn't eat very much lunch after all, or he is just hungry from all the fresh air he had!
So we survived our first day of a new routine - he was definitely the braver one and I am so proud of him and love him even more (if that is even possible!)