Today is Tail Gunner's first day of Preschool. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
SO excited to have a lunch box!
When I dropped him off, it seemed like everything would be fine. He got out of the car, no problem. As soon as the car door closed-the tears came.
I tried all the usual, saying "It will be fine. The teachers are so nice! I will be back soon. It's the first day; as soon as you get used to it you will love it!" and so forth.
It worked, but took me a good mile or so before I could calm myself down. I know he is having a great time, it's just me that is needing an "adjustment period" here. If he wasn't at the school he is at I could NEVER do this. I would have no desire to. But all of my kids have gone here, and I love it so much that I am sacrificing my time with my baby to do what I think is in his best interest.
But i think I will make it.
I actually think I will like it. Baby steps...
UPDATE: He had a FABULOUS first day! He was beaming when I picked him up! I can tell he felt like such a big boy and was so happy. I asked his teacher if there was any sadness during the day and she said definitely not. He was quiet at first, but by the afternoon was holding nothing back. For this guy, that is a true sign that he felt right at home! He is very quiet with strangers and new situations, but when he feels comfortable he lets his hair down and speaks up. I couldn't be happier! :)