Giovanni started pre-school in March. For those of you who don't know, our school years run from February/March through the middle of December.
Anyway, he started school in March. It took him a while to get acclimated but he really likes it now.
His school is at the same place where Carys and Anderson had their race on Saturday. He goes to the same pre-school that Anderson went to. Same teachers and everything. We love the school.
At the same time the kids were racing Giovanni had a Mothers Day presentation. They had the presentation a week after Mothers Day (our Mothers Day is the same day as the day in the states but our Fathers Day is in a different month) and the place was packed.
Here kids go to school only a half day. They can go in the morning or the afternoon. So at the presentation there were morning and afternoon classes for 2-3 year olds, 4-5 year olds and 6 year olds. Lots of people.
We shared yesterday that Giovanni doesn't like adults dressed up as characters. He also isn't a big fan of new, loud places full of people. If you've ever been to Brasil then you know when lots of people get together it's going to be super loud.
His class was to do a little dance presentation which, for 2 year olds, is going to be funny no matter what they practice because they will never do what you worked on.
For some reason the director of the school decided to put the 2 year old group last. So Giovanni and his classmates had to wait through 5-6 other presentations (without us around) before they came out.
I know the picture is blurry, small and hard to see. We actually weren't even there and only have this one because another mother emailed it to us. I'm pretty sure she took it with her phone but you can kind of see what he and his buddies look like as they waited to do their presentation.
Anyway, we didn't think the waiting outside the auditorium for 30 minutes was going to work for him but he was fine with his buddies and his teachers. He LOVES his teachers and so getting to hang around them was fun for him.
He was fine when they brought the group in to do the presentation.
He then got on stage, looked around and started to not like it so much. Okay, he didn't like it at all!
But he had his mom there to take care of him.
As soon as the show was over he was still needing some mom time.
He gave Benay her present and started to slowly get a little better.
About a minute later he was back to his normal self.
Even though he didn't get to do his presentation (which if you look at the show it was mainly kids standing looking at Janette, the teacher, while she demonstrated everything they were supposed to be doing) my girlfriend still loved every minute of it.
What mom wouldn't love the chance to just sit and hug and love on their child?
It was a great Mothers Day gift for her.