Ty did so well this morning! He cried and said that he didn't want to go to school, but I reminded him that we were going to make a gingerbread house afterward and then he practically jumped off the couch, breakfast in hand (a banana) and he was ready to go!
My mom recently helped me clean out my pantry, and we came across a gingerbread house kit from last Christmas. Gross, I know, but I knew Ty wouldn't be interested in eating any of it; it would just be fun for him and Gavin to put together and decorate. He has been watching a ton of Max and Ruby lately, the "Very Bunny Christmas" DVD in particular, so I knew he would be so excited about building a gingerbread house with gummy worms just like Max does. He was talking about it all morning. Gavin and Ty worked together and it is a true work of art ;) I didn't get a picture of them with the house, but here is the finished product.
Although Ty didn't last the entire time in the classroom, he did stick it out for over an hour and he didn't complain much at all. Not too shabby for his first day. I was with him because of his physical disabilities, but within the first five minutes in that room I knew that I would be more than comfortable leaving him in the hands of the most amazing women at Christ Church Nursery School. That place is filled with such a great understanding of children and it is such a warm, loving environment. I look forward to the day Ty turns around to wave "bye-bye" as he walks into his classroom all by himself.
We drew pictures of ourselves, we built a castle out of magnetic blocks, we raced cars, we sat still for a book during story time and we heard one sing-a-long song, but that was around the time Ty started whining to go home so we ducked out early in order to make sure he remembers it as a fun place that he wants to go back to next week. All in all, I am so proud. I complained to my sister about wishing Ty was on his feet again by now, and she reminded me of what's most important...
"A year ago, did you ever think you would be bringing Ty back to preschool?" No, I didn't. I feared I would never see this day again. I am so blessed and lucky.