Thursday, September 20, 2007

Class is in

So this is where he's going to go.

We took a few pictures a while back to get him used to the idea that he's going to preschool. We just happened to have him around as we were dropping off some papers, so now he got to experience it firsthand. Naturally for him, he didn't want to leave once he saw it.

For almost two years, I've had the immense pleasure and joy of being a part-time stay-at-home dad. As much as I agonized giving up whole workdays -- which ate considerably into getting-the-book-done time -- I never complained, nor regretted it. Few dads in particular either can or choose to spend time with their kids, so I knew that I had a good gig going here. I also knew that it would end all too soon.

Tuesday was my last full day with him and I think he was prepping me by being as impossible as he could for most of the day, so that by the end of the day I would say, "OK, fine. Thank goodness he's a-goin' to school." That said, I'm already still looking to see when are the first days when, gosh darn it, the center is closed and look! it's my day off!


laloca said...


"It's been almost two years since I've had the immense pleasure and joy of being a part-time stay-at-home dad..."

what, you haven't that pleasure and joy since the kidlet was about six months old?

or did you mean,

"For almost two years I've had the immense pleasure and joy..." ?

good thing you're not a lit professor or anything. :-p

Middento said...

Thanks. I'll know better than to write this at midnight.

Remind me to teach you how to use capital letters sometime.

laloca said...



anytime, sugar. anytime. and i'll throw the collected works of e.e. cummings at you.

just be happy i still punctuate. or i'd be throwing don marquis....

seriously, though, it is bittersweet when one era comes to an end. but another one's beginning - just wait to see all the diseases he comes home with!

(btw, did hear that valerie p-s had her son yesterday? name's diego.)