Tuesday, July 22, 2008

School Days

Today Em and I had a date to visit her daycare aka "school". It's a small group licensed program for ages 2-5. It's a very sweet little place, clean and the staff are very nice. The plan was we'd go visit, have lunch and if all went well we'd start tomorrow 1/2 days. We walked in, she shook her head NO and within 5 minutes asked to go down. She sat at the little table with the other children and ate her lunch sans bib. After lunch she washed her hands and face and went outside to play. I told her I was going to work and said, "bye-bye" and she shook her head no. I tried again and she waved to me. Since she seemed okay I left and waited outside the fence for 10 minutes. She cried (more like a whimper) but I saw the teacher holding her. I called after 20 minutes and again 2 hours later and she was fine. After the initial few minutes she joined the others and had a nice day. They gave her a cubby, a sand pail with her name on it and I gave her a photo of the two of us to hold. Bear went to school today too and had a lovely time. He did not get a pail. (it's dressed in yellow but she thinks it's a boy).

6 comments:

Sharie said...

Oh, I remember how hard those first few days leaving Amelia were! Em is used to being with other kids, it may even be a comfort to her now. I know that doesn't make it easier, but I swear it does get better. I didn't get much time away from work either and started back slow like you are and that worked out wonderfully. It made the transition so much easier on both of us! Good luck!

Jill said...

It brings tears to my eyes....look how well she is doing! I know things are no bowl of cherries...but what a big girl! Prayers still coming your way!! :)

Beverly said...

Personally I love the picture idea and am very glad bear got to go to school. When I started Glenys in her daycare they wouldn't let personal items come with them becaues they didn't want to keep up with them. That is how blankie has been banned to ride in the car with me daily!!

Carol and Taylor said...

Glad the first days of school are going relatively well. So happy to see you both settling in and adjusting to each other. It only gets better!

Kind regards from Miami,

Carol and Taylor

Yoli said...

I am glad she got to go with her bear. She looks adorable. Lisa that little girl has the sweetest prettiest face.

MotherMotherOcean said...

Things are going well, Miss Lisa. Very well.