All parents are proud when their child enjoys preschool.
It means they're gaining independence. It means that you've chosen a fun learning environment for your precious offspring. Little One has been visibly excited to go to preschool each and every morning so far.
But today, he was audibly excited. Today he skipped over the threshold and shouted a 'Yay!' that was one of the sweetest sounds my ears have ever witnessed. I headed home happy, today is clearly A Good Day.
When I collected him from preschool, his teacher stopped me to have a quick word. When following some directions today, another teacher had said 'Hi' to Little One, and he made a darn good attempt at repeating it back. They were just as surprised and delighted as I was!
Naturally, he was rewarded with lots of play time on the way home. Want to push an immovable old piece of farm machinery? Have at it, genius! Want to hold open the school gates for a double-decker busload of kids? Why the heck not.
We played, we walked, I chatted, we signed. Then he remembered that there was still some honey lurking in the bottom of his lunchbox. As he stopped on the path to lick the container clean, I laughed and said 'Mmmm'. And then he smiled and said 'Mmmm. Om om om. Mmmmmmmm.'
Today is an amazing day. Ours is an amazing boy. Medical technology is an amazing thing.