Dad dot info
Free online course for separated parents
Forum - Ask questions. Get answers.
Free online course for separated parents

Pre-school

My parents always told me time goes by more quickly when you have children. I didn’t believe them, but like many things they told me when I was little, this turns out to be true.

My oldest son, who I’m certain was only born a week or so ago, has started pre-school. As he’s not yet three and we’re paying out of pocket, we’ve enrolled him for two days a week to settle him in and – if we’re honest – to give Faith a few hours a week with only one child.

I was slightly worried that Adlai would struggle in his new surroundings, but I should have known better. My son is decidedly better than his old man at making small talk and forging new friendships. He came home on the first day happy as Larry (by the way, who is this Larry chap and why is he so happy?) and on the second day he ran into “school” and shouted “Friends, I here!”

I admire my son’s bravery and outgoing demeanour. His enthusiasm is contagious and it’s caused me to question if I made the most of my preschool days. My preschool didn’t look like his though. Adlai’s has 8 different play stations and though I’ve not seen them they sound awesome: there’s painting, play-do and best of all, a snack station. I’m thinking of proposing them at work.

Seriously though, I’m glad my son is getting on so much better at school than I did; I really want him to have more and achieve more than I ever did. Which is another thing my parents said would happen. It turns out they were right about a lot of things….but that’s a story for another day.

 

The views expressed in this blog are solely those of the blogger and do not necessarily represent the views of Dad.info.

Related entries

Running to Beat the Chickens

Running to Beat the Chickens

On mile 23 of the London Marathon I was overtaken by a giant chicken. Let's just say, it was a low point… Looking back on my London Marathon ‘success’ I can only assume it was someone dressed up in a costume or perhaps some kind of hallucination. The lactic acid build...

Running to Beat the Chickens

Snow Day

On this day in 2010 I walked through the snow to visit my wife and one-day-old son at our local hospital... Due to various complications, my first born had a short spell of intensive medical oversight before being released into the real world. I chose the frozen walk...

Latest entries

The cost of living crisis: how to cope

The cost of living crisis: how to cope

Many of us are finding that our income isn't going as far as it used to- the soaring costs of energy, petrol and food is taking it's toll. As a result, stress levels are rising. A recent study by BACP found that the cost of living is causing a major decline in mental...

Side hustle: find yours to make extra cash

Side hustle: find yours to make extra cash

Many of us are feeling the pinch with the rising cost of living. But, that aside, what family couldn't do with extra money anyway? This is where a side hustle comes in. Using a few free hours around work each week to make some extra money can make a big difference in...

Teaching Your Kids To Avoid Scams

Teaching Your Kids To Avoid Scams

Unfortunately with our kids spending so much time on their phones and online there comes the risk of being scammed. While we as adults might be wise to the tricks scammers use- Nigerian princes included- our children probably aren't. To avoid being out of pocket and...

Pin It on Pinterest