Yay! The toddler is at school! Let the fun begin!
Okay...now that I've calmed down, the schedule has changed. Instead of picking him up at 12:30, I now pick him up an hour earlier. And mostly everyone he played with last year is now in kindergarten. New friends to meet!
Last year, he resisted and had severe separation anxiety. This year? Here's a peek into the conversation this morning:
"I've got to go to school, and show everyone my new shoes. Mom, you just drop me off when we get there."
"I can't just drop you off; I have to sign you in."
And when we arrived, he clutched my hand until we entered the classroom. He released me long enough to cruise the room while I signed the sheet, and then I felt his tiny hand slip into mine agtain.
"It'll be just like last year, sweetie. Mommy will leave for a while, but I'll be back in a couple of hours. Do you want to eat breakfast?" Head shake. "Play with the blocks?" Head nod. We walk over to the play area. He immediately spots the toy trucks and releases my hand.
I make my escape. That went a LOT smoother than last year!
My baby boy is growing up!