Anyhoo, when Big Man awoke an hour later, he wasn't too pleased with being left behind, so after a bit of cuddling and a few soothing words, I did what any other clever mother might. I offered him a bribe (grin)-- lunch out... his choice... but no more tears (he deserved a treat, too, don't ya think??).
It worked beautifully. So after preschool, we headed to Wendy's and while we ate, we chatted a bit and then settled in to watching all the previews and entertainment clips that streamed across the giant flat screen tv mounted on the wall right next to our table. Big Man loved every second of it, and sat, transfixed... especially when the top 10 NFL plays of 2008 flashed across the screen. Immediately he recognized his favorite teams and began to list them off... "I like the Eagles and the Cowboys and the Redskins and the Cardinal and the Raisins..." I can only imagine he meant the Ravens :)