Caroline is starting her first day of school this year and for that, we are both excited.
She’s watched the boys go off to school for a week now and it’s been a little rough for her.
A few days ago we went to her, “Meet the Teacher,” morning so she could visit her classroom and get a feel of how being in the 3 year old class would be.
As we were getting ready to leave our house that morning we had the following conversation.
“Caroline, today you get to visit your new classroom.”
“Mommy, I love you. I’m going to miss you so much.”
“I love you too. But today I am going to stay with you because it’s a very short day.”
She looks at me and starts crying.
“Caroline, it’s okay, I’m going to be with you at school today.”
“I want you to LEAVVVVVVVVVE! I want you to go. LEAVE ME AT SCHOOL!”
Apparently those last 3 months of swimming, Candy Land playing, book reading, and tv watching have really taken a toll on her.
So after reviewing our conversation, I feel confident that drop off will go quite smoothly today and both of us will have smiles on our faces.