My baby girl is now in school. She’s not such a baby anymore…
Lolly just started a program two days a week. There are only five children in her class and she already knows their names. She had so much fun painting pictures, eating snack, and playing bumper cars outside. She kept asking the teacher for more music.
But it was less fun when I wasn’t there.
Alas, sweet girl no longer wanted to eat or participate in the songs. She didn’t speak except with her eyes, and expected the teacher to read her mind. The others all started in September, but I wasn’t ready to let go then. At just barely two years I wasn’t sure she was ready. By November, she was more than ready.
It will get better with time. She stayed strong and didn’t cry, but she must have felt abandoned. I hate that but know it’s normal.
Still, she was excited to go back. Look at that face:
Let’s hope for a smooth transition!
As an aside — if you follow me on Pinterest you might recognize that blue dress. My icon there has a picture of her sister in the same blue dress last year, the one that I also wore when I was in school oh so long ago.