Today was a big day for various reasons. It's the anniversary of me meeting Jeff (see his post here), I followed my heart and supported a dear friend in family court, and Simon started his first day of school.
Saying that my life changed after meeting Jeff is an understatement. Things seemed to happen so fast yet I feel like I've known Jeff much longer. We met in 2007, got engaged in 2008, married and then moved to Seattle in 2009, and had a baby in 2010, and moved back to Ohio in late 2011. I am very blessed to have Jeff as my best friend and partner in this amazing adventure.
Standing up for what you believe in isn't always easy and when it involves family versus friends, it becomes downright controversial. Needless to say, I did what I thought was right and my conscience is clear.
Lastly, Simon started his first day of Pre-preschool, at least that's what I'm calling it. It's not exactly preschool and it's definitely not daycare. It's a 2 hour structured classroom/playgroup 2 days a week. It's part of the federal Birth to 3 Intervention services provided by Medina County. It's for children 2-3 years of age who have shown a delay in some area of development. In Simon's case, it's speech. Don't misunderstand me, Simon's talking but his speech isn't up to par with various milestones and he tends to leave off beginning or ending sounds of many of the words he does use. This program is just a means to help catch him up. Since I was in court all morning Jeff took Simon for his first day. Simon has been going to the school for the last 2 months for speech therapy so he was already familiar with his new classroom. He did very well for his first day. He said his goodbyes to daddy without tears but when I came to pick him up he took one look at me and started to cry. It wasn't the reaction I expected but his "school" is right in the middle of his normal naptime so I'm sure part of it was due to being very tired. The cutest part of picking him up was when he gave his teacher 3 kisses and a hug goodbye. It's definitely a milestone for both Simon and I, giving him a sense of independence and me some parenting downtime.