‘Twas the Night Before Preschool

‘Twas the night before preschool.

How did we celebrate?

We went to a friend’s house –

And stayed out too late!

———-

In the morn I woke early

Too excited to sleep

But from my little boy’s bedroom

I heard not a peep

———-

I woke him, still sleepy

Much to my dismay

We had no choice in the matter –

Time to start his Big Day!

———-

Dressing was a battle

Brushing teeth was a chore

I got out my camera

He threw himself on the floor

———-

Finally we were ready…

…a little stressful so far

Oh, crap.  You need breakfast?

Here.  Eat some bread in the car.

———-

I’d blocked out my whole morning

But once we walked in the door

After nearly 3 minutes

He didn’t need me anymore

———-

At the end of the day

I picked him up bleary-eyed

There was no doubt about it –

That kid was TIRED!

———-

I reviewed his report

as he sat there in silence

I guess it wasn’t his best day

(I’ll give him a B minus)

Bedtime two hours early

That poor boy was worn out

Still had to wake him the second day

Could we figure this out?

———-

I dropped him off screaming

Didn’t know what to do

One thing was for certain:

It wasn’t easy, Day Two.

———-

I drove on to work

with my eyes brimming over

Had we made a mistake?

Should he be one year older?

———-

So I texted my friend

Who’d soon drop off her son.

“Can you check on my boy?

Is the meltdown all done?”

———-

When I pick him up this day

He tugs on my sleeve.

“Mommy I had fun at school today,

I don’t want to leave.”

———-

The third day he woke

around 6:15

Could it possibly be?

Did we have a routine?

———-

The drop-off was easy

I had a deal with my guy –

A story, then snuggle,

Then sweet hug good-bye.

———-

I reflect on this last week

And have to wipe my eyes

My baby’s in preschool!

I can’t believe how time flies!

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