We are a married couple who adopted our little Russky, Nikita {aka Nicky, Nicky noodle, little man, Nikoli, the Nickster, crazy dude, goofball, puppy love, etc...you get the picture!} from St Petersburg, Russia four years ago. Join us as we stumble through the joys and perils of parenthood, while our son teaches us a few things along the road...


Daddy Coming?

Nicky had his first day at his new school (speech & language) today, but no amount of us discussing it prepared him for the actual event itself. He got a new backpack, which he wore around the house the night before with pride. He talked about his new school and every time he saw a school bus would say "Nikita bus!", meaning he was going to be riding one himself. He ate all his breakfast this morning (most mornings he plays and just eats his morning snack at school), which is a good thing because they don't get a snack at the new school.
(Nicky waiting for the bus at regular school)Align Center

Daddy took him to his regular school today, bright and early I might add (7am), and shortly after arriving, the bus pulled up. Nicky was very excited to see the bus and ran with Daddy to climb on board.
All was fun and games until Nicky realized that Daddy would not be riding the bus with him. At that point he started to cry and say "Daddy coming?!", over and over. The lady that helps with the little guys on the bus told Daddy he could help Nicky get into his seat, which he did, and this seemed to calm Nicky momentarily. Of course, once Nicky saw that Daddy was leaving him on the big, bad bus, the tears and the "Daddy coming?!" began to resurface. So, that's how Nicky's first day at his new school began...needless to say, Momma and Daddy were a little worried all morning!

I called regular school at nap time to make sure he made it back safe and sound and was happy to hear that he had what sounded like a good first day! The bus brought him back at 11:50am as promised and he was accompanied by another little girl. They both waved an enthusiastic "bye bye" to the bus as they disembarked. Nicky ran to his lead (and favorite) teacher Miss Tulana and gave her a big hug and told her he had fun, then went to his classroom for lunch and nap time. Looks like we can put our worries to rest...Nicky is such a little trooper! He's been through so much change over the past 7 months, this was just par for the course for him!

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