I felt hopeful that her enthusiasm for school would result in a great first day. And it did. She seemed a little hesitant walking in but quietly did what she was supposed to do. She put away her things and sat down for some play-doh time. She gave me a hug and a kiss good-bye and that was it! Piece of cake. She even turned around to wave bye one last time and was all smiles! Just what this mommy needed.
After lunch time they have a rest time. I was a bit nervous that she wasn't going to lay on her mat for the 45-60 minutes that it is. Boy was I wrong. She was sound asleep! It even took me awhile to wake her up. She was out. Her teachers said she had a great day, never got sad and seemed to have fun with the other girls. Again, just what this mommy needed to hear.
How did Mommy do did you ask? Once I got in the car I did have a few tears. The first time in eight years that I didn't have one of my kiddos with me. The first time I left the preschool with no one in tow. I'm now that mom that leaves empty handed. All I've ever known is having at least one with me. Life is ever changing and I seem to feel and react to each and every little ripple!
|Choosing her play-doh. And of course she chose pink.|