Well, today was Luca's first day of preschool. I would like to say it went well, but little girl was not a happy camper. She screamed her head off when Ian and I said good-bye and made a quick exit. I thought she would eventually calm down and play. I got into the car and had a good cry myself.
Then I came home and made myself busy. I took Tessa for a walk, made a morning smoothie. And then it was time to head back to pick her up.
I waited outside the school excitedly. I saw her teacher leading the kids out and bent down, ready to take a picture of her smiling face. Except upon seeing her, I knew she was still sad. She was crying. She had snot on her face. Her voice sounded hoarse. She came over to me, exhausted, repeating "mama."
Her teachers said she had a long morning. Lots of crying. She refused all food and drink. She did not want to play. She refused a diaper change.
Needless to say, I did not get a picture of her when I picked her up! Better luck tomorrow...or the next day...or the day after that...or maybe in a month or something.
Please tell me this gets better with time, because my heart is breaking right now. How long did it take your kids to adjust to being left at school?