I don't worry about him starting school the way I worried about M. For M, we agonized about it. We made plans for his preschool a whole year in advance (and it was just a once-a-week co-op with other parents) because we knew he had to have something to ease that transition and get him ready for school.
L would probably be fine next year even without preschool, but I will not let him fall fate to second-child comparisons. M had preschool and so will L.
Unfortunately, none of the co-op families from last year had three-year-olds, so we were on the lookout for other families that we might be able to convince to get something started.
No need! On Friday a mom friend told me that they already have a group planning something, that they want Whim and L to join, and that it starts Tuesday!
Well! That settles it!
L was thrilled when I told him. He has been waiting! We had a little celebration today in honor of his first day next week.
I made cupcakes this morning, and as they were baking I told him they were for his special day. He was excited and grateful, but not surprised. "We'll have cupcakes and I will wear a two-color crown!" he said happily.
Ha! He remembered his brother's first-day-of-school celebration, last year.
Well, he got his two-color crown.
I love you, budders. Happy preschool!