Success at Nursery!

Warning: gushing happy mummy moment… there will be showing off!

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Well, apparently Max got on wonderfully at nursery!

In fact, the only time he cried was at home-time. He just didn’t want to leave!

Of course he still did his usual ‘I want to do things my way’ thing, but he’s not upset when I leave him, and all in all…

SUCCESS!

He’s back again today and could hardly contain himself before running through the doors.

Not even looking back to say bye to me.

I am SO proud of my lil man!

I know it will take him a while to get used to the routines within the nursery.

Particularly any time that isn’t ‘free’ play, but they are ready to deal with that and know how.

His keyworker is the head of the nursery, and I’m so relieved.

I mean, ALL the nursery staff are wonderful, but it relaxes me to know that the person with the most experience is taking care of Max.

Also, I know she’ll tell me straight how he’s been getting on, the bad bits and the good.

When we got home, he took his blankie, and lay down on the sofa, just looking into space, and winding down from his big adventure.

He fell asleep watching CSI with me (it was a good one, death by toothpaste!), and that was that.

When he woke, he was in the happiest mood, which was wonderful to see!

We cranked up the volume of the new Take That album (swoon… love it!) and we danced around to it. He adores feeling the base line of songs on the floor. Takes after his mamma there I think!

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We went over to my friend’s house after school as her other half was going to watch the boys for me while I went to Zack’s parents evening.

My big boy is doing SO well at school! I got a glowing report about him. His teacher is really happy with how he’s doing.

His writing is ‘superb’, his reading is really coming on, he’s gone straight past the stage one books onto stage two.

He’s great at maths, and is very good at asking if he doesn’t understand something (which I think is possibly when/if he hasn’t been paying attention properly when they’ve been being told what to do!), and is whizzing ahead.

Basically, Zack is a clever lil guy (obviously, I am his mother after all!), and he’s absolutely loving school!

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So, for a Monday, yesterday was a bloody good day! The boys had behaved well while they were at my friends’ house (it helps when there are other littlies the same age me thinks!), went to bed easily when we got home, and slept right through!

We’ve got inservice days from tomorrow onwards, so a 5 day weekend for us… oh the joys!

I’m just hoping that the weather won’t be too bad and we can get out and about.

Fingers crossed… 🙂

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21 Comments

  1. November 16, 2010 / 12:13 am

    Aww thanks sweety, you’re a darling! 🙂 xx

  2. November 16, 2010 / 12:14 am

    Indeed! 🙂 xx

  3. LaurieY
    November 16, 2010 / 10:57 am

    So glad it went well! My kids were the same way, very easy going at drop off time even from the getgo.

    I did want to give a warning comment though, as he seems to have the same signs as my oldest… he never wanted to leave and we had trantroms or crying many days becuase of this. He was also very indifferent to structured time (not wanting to sit in the circle like the other kids for story time, or move onto the next activity, etc). He was later diagnosed with Aspergers. He is quite intellegent, but doesn’t have the strong bonds or itnerest in what other people are doing. He never bonded with his teachers in preschool (Although once he did start forming bonds with other kids/teachers he would get very attached).
    Not saying that your little one will have the same issues, just something to keep an eye out for.

  4. November 16, 2010 / 10:58 am

    Well, Max has already been diagnosed as on the spectrum, he doesn’t talk at all and has sensory issues as well, so the nursery know about that and have had lots of advice from his OT etc so they know how to deal with him. 🙂 Thanks Laurie!

  5. November 16, 2010 / 11:11 am

    That is great (well, not he is on the sepctrum, but that it is already diagnosed)! Mine didn’t get disanosed until he was already in regular school, despite some of the symptoms which they basically wrote off (teachers, dr’s, friends etc). I just didn’t want to see someone else deal with the same things when they could already be receiving more specialized help earlier on when it’s more effective.

  6. November 16, 2010 / 11:35 am

    YAH! well done to both boys, and to you too I know how hard it must have been leaving Max, wondering if he’d be ok…………. 🙂

  7. November 16, 2010 / 11:51 am

    See told you that you were a great mother. Great to see all your efforts paying off. Go Zack and Go Max

  8. November 16, 2010 / 11:56 am

    The only reason he ended up on the path to a diagnosis was because I wasn’t sure if he was hearing me as he didn’t respond to his name, like, ever, by 2, and there’s deafness in my family. I had an inkling that things weren’t right from when he was about 18 months but had to really push for it. Thank god I can be mouthy when I need to be! 😉

  9. November 16, 2010 / 11:59 am

    Today was a *lot* easier that’s for sure. 🙂 I picked him up 15 min earlier and that way there were no meltdowns. Still a long way to go, but we’ll get there!

  10. November 16, 2010 / 2:23 pm

    What a wonderful post to read. Unashamedly happy and proud of your two boys – and so you should be.

    You should also be proud of yourself – you’ve got them to where they are today. Well done you.

    xxx

  11. November 16, 2010 / 2:34 pm

    Thanks so much sweety! Hope you’re getting some time for you btw… don’t want you too knackered to come up for a visit next year! 😛 xx

  12. November 16, 2010 / 2:36 pm

    Sitting here twiddling my thumbs as we speak! Both children are at nursery/school, husb is off on a job interview and I should be doing a million and one other things but I got sucked into my reader!

  13. November 16, 2010 / 2:51 pm

    GOOD! You’re allowed to get sucked into your reader sometimes… gives you a chance to switch off a bit! 🙂 Good luck to the hubby for the interview! xx

  14. November 16, 2010 / 4:01 pm

    How wonderful!! Yay! I’m so glad both the boys are doing so well. A testament both to them and to you. xoxo

  15. November 16, 2010 / 4:28 pm

    Yay! Happy days…literally 😀 😀 ;D

    xx jazzy

  16. November 16, 2010 / 5:28 pm

    Thank you sweetheart! I’ve been thinking of you lots. Hope you’re all well sweety. xxx

  17. November 17, 2010 / 12:49 am

    Awesome awesome awesome! SO SO PLEASED.

  18. November 17, 2010 / 9:18 am

    Oh me too, me TOO! We’ve got the rest of the week off… poor teachers don’t though. Inservice days suck! lol I so want to go back to bed right now! >_<

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