I think we’re all having a bit of a post-vacation let-down. Nathan had a very uncharacteristic freak-out when I dropped him off at preschool this morning. Well, not really a freak-out, more a refusal to let me walk away. He wanted me to be a teacher, to stay at school, to take him home, etc etc. Of course as soon as I walked away he had a great day. Once again he barely looked at me when Sam and I arrived because he was so busy negotiating monster trucks with his friends. As I was putting him to bed tonight he asked me again if we could go back to the preschool where I could stay with him. I have to admit that made me sad, although I find it funny that when he gets in a clingy mood like this he’ll tell me how he never wants to go back to school and he wants to go to a school that doesn’t have rest time and he really really doesn’t like rest time, oh but he loves afternoon snack time!
I’m pleased I didn’t let myself get too down about it, since I’m very happy to be back at work and he clearly loves school. At least he does when it’s not rest time.
Sam was very happy to be back at Pily’s, but he was also a bit clingy when I picked him up today. He just rested his head on my shoulder as we went to the car, although he did at least have the energy to wave bye-bye to Pily and his friend.
They’ve been playing together much more lately, sometimes happily sometimes not. In this picture Nathan has invented a game where he was sorting Sam’s stacking blocks by color and then loading them onto the logging truck. There was some initial protest when Sam tried to join in, but they sorted it out and Nathan decided it was fun to take the blocks Sam was offering him and narrating where they needed to be placed.