So anyway, there were no nerves or tears during that first drop off. There was hardly a time for a backward glance. She went straight to all her friends and her favorite toys and excitedly said hello to her teachers and the guinea pigs and I was left standing there wondering when she became such a confident and social girl. I am pretty sure when she starts kindergarten next year, the tears will be coming from me.
And as someone who is a work-at-home mom with a husband who has been traveling a lot lately for work, I wish I could say that after I dropped her off I was able to to something fun or productive by myself, but instead I hurried off back to Jake's school for my first day volunteering in his classroom. I gave his teacher the choice of Monday, Wednesday or Friday (the mornings Jadyn has school) and she immediately lit up at the prospect of having someone to help her get the weekly homework folders ready. I have to admit to being a little sad to give up my Monday mornings, a time I can usually devote to weekly cleaning and planning including most of my blogging for the week but the time I spend in Jake's classroom has proven invaluable in giving me a glimpse of his school day, his teacher's methods, his classmates, what he is learning and how he is doing. The short answer is almost all positive but I will save that for another post.
I will conclude by saying that Jadyn had a wonderful first day and week back at preschool and we are all fully immersed in the back to school/fall routine.