Well, the big day has come and gone and it seems that it mostly went well.
I was worried because, for the last few weeks, there has been a lot of discussion about whether or not he was going to get put in time out for saying "poo-poo head" at school. John and I had voted vehemently yes, but this did not deter him from using the word almost constantly since Independence Day. In fact, towards the countdown to preschool, I had been imploring him daily not to use this poor, hyphenated phrase.
So, when I picked him up, here was the conversation:
ME: "What was your favorite thing?"
ME: "Did you say 'poo-poo head'?"
ME: "Good! I'm so proud of you for working hard at not saying it!"
HIM: "I say 'poo-poo head' and teacher say, 'NO!!!!!!'"
ME: "So, you DID say it?"
I'm still not sure what exactly happened with regard to this fun family phrase, but here's the report that came home in his lunchbox:
"Sam had a great first day. He made new friends Andrew and Cooper, and they played in the block area during free time." (Note the correct comma usage in the compound sentence! -- a good sign indeed.)