Joy wanted to say Hi.
Thanks for the suggestions for what to send with him to school! Going to try every one of them in coming weeks! Today I sent mac-n-cheese in a cooler thing and he didn't eat much at all.
Ty's report card for the first day--NOT FROM HIS TEACHER BUT MY INTERPRETATION OF HER NOTES--just to be clear if his teacher ends up reading this.
Saying bye to Mommy and maintaining composure: (C)
Eating lunch: (C/D)
Staying in line with other kids: (F)
Nap time: (B)
Mommy showing up on time for departure with little sisters in tow, plus Nattie to help on the first day so mommy would show up for departure: (A)
We survived. It wasn't pretty but it's over. First day down, lots more to go. Lord help us.
There was lots of sweating, lots of crying, and lots of notes taken to help next time go smoothly. (or at least MORE smoothly.) And I have a confession.
I didn't know what a nap mat was until a week ago when I bought Ty one at Walmart.
Y'all, there is like a whole nap mat market out there that I didn't know was there. One filled with cute, pillow-ish, adorable little mats that you can pay for. Out of the hundreds (no exaggeration,) of kids that went to his school today, I saw one other one like his.
One other little boy whose mother didn't know there was a nap mat market out there for the purchasing. So being the cheapskate that I am, and feeling mostly like paying a lot for such a thing that I'm 100% sure he'll never actually sleep on would be wasteful, I consulted my mom to make him one. While she was here (praise God) we went to IKEA where I'd seen Alphabet sheets and found a sheet set with big bold numbers on it for...wait for it...$4.99 on clearance. They're in the washer right now getting ready to become his nap mat.
I know I fell into peer pressure and want him to have something nicer than the blue/green number I sent with him today, (which I can honestly say I remember having one just like it when I went to preschool now that I think about it!) I realize it doesn't matter a hill of beans what his nap mat looks like. But I am thinking maybe just maybe this will help him lay down on it a little longer???? The boy sure does love numbers. I'll post pictures of before and after of the nap mat makeover. I know y'all can hardly wait. I'm kinda excited about showing it off if what we have in mind actually works!
Pricey cute nap mat market, eat your heart out.