She observed everything as we went into the classroom. Fortunately she knew a few girls in her class and they greeted her warmly. But I could tell she was a bit anxious and unsure, especially when her teacher had said "Would you like to see mommy off at the window or door?" and took hold of H. That's when her lips quivered, frowned and the look in her eye that said no Mommy, don't leave me! That broke my heart to pieces. ButI stayed cheerful, gave her a kiss and assured her I would be back soon. At the end of the day she had a good time. She told me all the things she did and learned for the rest of the afternoon. Since it was a very special day I took her out for some ice cream as a treat.
Now I'm hoping these tearful goodbyes will end soon.
How did you and your kid(s) feel on their first day of school? How long did it take til those tearful goodbyes ended?
I'd love to hear your back to school stories.
Have a great weekend!