Friday, September 04, 2009

First Day Update

Oliver: I went to pick him at noon, they are to stay in their chairs until the teacher calls them to be excused. That was a hard task for Ollie, he was wiggling, doing this half stand/sit pose, waving and whispering loudly, "HI MOM!!" At the end of each day they are rewarded with a sticker if they behaved well, he, and all of the kids, received a sticker on the first day. He had so much fun and was a bit upset yesterday/Thursday because he wasn't going to school again. I asked him about the sticker and what he did to get it...
  • Did you listen well to your teachers?
  • Yes I listen!
  • I'm sure Mrs. Van loved that you listened.
  • Who?
  • Your teacher. Mrs. Van, you listened to Mrs. Van and got a sticker, good for you.
  • NO! I listened to my teacher, not Mrs. Van.
  • Oh, who is your teacher?
  • Mrs. Van.
  • So you listened to your teacher, Mrs. Van.
  • NO! Just my teacher.
  • (chuckling) Who is your teacher again?
  • Mrs. Van and Ms. Bobbins helps her.
  • Well, thanks for listening to your teacher today. I love you.
  • Love you too.
Noah: Grandma Ricki asked in the comment she left if if was hard for Noah to leave Oliver at preschool and the answer, wiping tears of laughter from my eyes, is/was a resounding NO. Quite the opposite actually, he was a little put out by having to go with us to drop him off, wanted to stay home and catch the bus. Rolled his eyes when I told him I had to get a picture of him at least walking into school on his day. Didn't understand, since this was his 6th first day of school, why I had to bother with such nonsense. That's my boy all right. Oliver and I waited out front, playing with sidewalk chalk and reading books, for Noah to come home. I caught a couple pictures of him getting off the bus and walking towards us.
  • Hi Noah!
  • Hey
  • How was school? What did you do today?
  • First day, just like all of my other first days, was a total waste of time.
  • (laughing) Yeah the first days are usually about getting settled and organized.
  • Can I go play?
  • No, I want to hear more about your day.
  • What do you want me to say?
  • I want to hear more about your day. Who else sits at your table?
  • Don't know.
  • What days do you go to library? music? P.E.?
  • It's all in the planner you have to sign, you can read it there.
  • That's it, that's all you're going to say?
  • Yup. Can I go play?
  • Give me a kiss and you can go play.
  • Can I just go play?
  • Nope. Give me a kiss.
  • (kisses me)
  • Love you Noah.
  • Love you too (rolls eyes and walks away).


Queen of Qwerk said...

WHEW!!! Good thing Gammy was NOT there-Noah would have had to kiss 2 women before playing!

Queen of Qwerk said...

The Mrs. Van teacher/not the teacher story is absolutely hysterical! Too bad you could not get a picture of the half-sit standing position. That would have been a good one too!

Anonymous said...

Poor Noah. Having toi kiss a GIRL just so he could go play! Great first day story, Tiff.


Elite Stitches said...

So funny!! Glad Ollie had such a great first day! Good job getting a sticker, Ollie!! You did real good! Sorry your first day was such a waste of your time, Noah...hopefully by now things are settling down and you can get to the learning part. See you all in 10 days!!

Shana said...

Both of your stories were hilarious. I love those boys! Trevor doesn't start school now until Wednesday, something to do with the contract negotiations.

Anonymous said...

You know I love Ollie, but there's just something about Noah that gets me. He's got a soft side but it's waaaaayyyyy in there. :D Your bffsm.