Monday, June 8, 2009

comfortable

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My daughter started pre-school this past Friday.

She will go here in the fall for “official” preschool, so I figured she might enjoy taking their summer camp preschool a couple days a week so she will be fully acclimated and ready for the fall program. 

On her first day she was a little apprehensive, but I assured her I would stay until she felt “comfortable”. 

“Mom”, she would say as we talked about it, “it might take me a little while to get comfortable.  You might need to stay until I talk to a few people”. 

I assured her I would stay. She continued to affirm that I would remain until she was comfortable. 

After we arrived, she nervously exited the car and took my hand, walking with me inside the building. 

We were immediately greeted by a very friendly gal who engaged Hannah and said it was “gym” time!!

Hannah followed after her without so much as a “bye, mom!” or even a glance in my direction. 

I however lingered a few extra minutes, watching her play. 

Turns out, I was the one who needed to get “comfortable”. 

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21 comments:

Three Js said...

Oh, she's such a little girl now! Don't worry. It's likely she might need you around again :-) Jacob did, but he was younger when he started so I'm not sure how that will work out. Either way, I'm glad she liked it so much!

pam said...

Tears in my eyes!

I plan to put Jillian in pre-school starting in Sept. I can't even imagine my baby leaving me for two days a week.

Cute dress on Hannah!

Brittany and Charlie said...

Aw well at least she took it well. We will work on you:) I think that is a better problem to have. Hope she has fun!

The Blonde Duck said...

Aww! It must be so hard to be a mom!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Thanks for the visit. :) I bet she'll love preschool! I sent my 3 year old for the first time this past Fall. She goes 2 days a week. It was a wonderful thing for BOTH of us. ;)

Heather said...

Isn't that the way it always happens! I am glad that she got "comfortable" so quickly! It will get easier for you! I promise!

Tracey@Aloha Monkeys said...

Aww, Mama's little girl isn't so little anymore. I'm glad she was comfortable on her first day of school. Even if Mama was a little apprehensive.

McMommy said...

Ohhh..I *so* get this! Today, I dropped Matthew off at summer camp and he ran in and never kissed me goodbye. This...as opposed to last year...when they had to physically unwrap him from my legs!

Dee said...

I think things are always harder on us! I hate these "milestones" they make growing up so real!

Sherrie said...

That's such a cute picture of her. That's a good idea...getting you BOTH used to preschool before it starts this fall. I'm glad she adjusted. So, mom...how did you do? :)

Yaya said...

That is so sweet what she said!

AB HOME INTERIORS said...

Just Awesome! Stopping by from SITS!

{Katie Lane} said...

What a darling picture!! Love the joy that is shinning through her face :)

Sara @ Domestically Challenged said...

So very true, isn't it? I panic more at my boys big moments than they do. I guess it is a mommy thing!

Paging Doctor Mommy said...

I have a feeling that is going to be the same case for me in the Fall!

The Rambler said...

This is what I know will happen with me. My daughter not 'needing' me as much as I think. I'll be the one sitting in the car crying parked next to the school until she's done :)

Good job though Mom!!

foxy said...

Such a sweet post - and such a cutie pie girl! Thanks for stopping by!

wife.mom.nurse said...

Sweet. It is such a huge step...preschool. It is amazing how much it stretches a mommy.

What a wonderful time she will have transitioning this summer.

Good for you both.

Megan said...

Awww, that's so sweet!!

Alicia W. said...

This is soooo cute! I love her pretty dress.

April said...

Oh my gosh! I just can't imagine it. I hope it has gotten easier for you to be "comfortable" with this.