To say Hope was excited to go to her first day of preschool WITHOUT MUMMY would be an understatement of mythic proportions. The photo evidence:
There were no tears; I think she may have given me a token wave and then she was off. There was a tiny bit of hesitation when she went in the play yard and didn't see her friend Elias immediately but then she saw all the things to do and I think her hesitation changed to "what do I play with first?"
John did the pick up and the only small issue was that it wasn't me there and I had forgotten to tell her it would be Daddy picking her up. She seemed to recover quickly however.
And where was I? I was at Emily's school picking her up from her first day of SK. One thing I absolutely love about Emily is how she greets you when she is excited to see you. She reserves the best of these greetings for Omi but I got a pretty good one today. She saw me, squealed, ran at me and literally jumped onto me (which I was luckily prepared for). I started crying. I really missed her today and I was happy to see that she was so happy after her first day and that she was happy to see me.
She had a great day. She loved her teacher Mrs. K and her worries about not knowing other kids were quickly put to rest when Mrs. K introduced her to everyone and had Emily introduce herself. She was busy doing fun things all day including a trip to the library and gym outside. (They get gym everyday! Okay, so every other week they're only there for two days but still.)
She can't wait until Tuesday when she is back and Hope is already asking when she goes to preschool next.
I'm glad we're going to the cottage this weekend to keep them distracted!