It was the Littles first day at their new school.
The morning was abuzz with excitement. I busily made 3 lunches and packed their bags.
We took some photos of course and off we went. Luckily Zack took Katelyn too school because dropping off the Littles took longer than expected.
We walked in with another “first day” family.
We checked in and got Emily’s things settled.
Jase was clingy, whiney and wanted his binkie. We weren’t sure what we were going to do about that. I ended up leaving it and good thing I did because he needed that comfort.
We put Jase’s things away and then met the other kids at Circle Time. I could see the nervousness come over Emily by the way she played with her hair but she introduced herself to her teacher and sat down and sang along.
Jase still wanted me to hold him until he spotted a truck to play with. He ran over to it and I said bye. He ran back to me to give me a kiss. As I walked out I peeked into the window and he was sitting with Emily at Circle Time.
Afterwards they played outside. I could see on the camera system that he played with Emily. When they went inside I could see Emily playing and doing her work with her friends.
What I saw in Jase’s room broke my heart. He wanted nothing to do with snack or sitting down or being there! He stood off to the side. He turned away when offered his water or to be picked up. I just saw him standing there rubbing his eyes. He finally sat with Ms Anna and a couple other kids to play cars and trucks.
It was an emotional day, Ms Anna reported. He would say Emmy over and over and want to go outside to be with her. When they went out to see the firemen, Emmy gave him a hug and sat by him. I am so proud of her.
He clung to my finger at home a little more. He wanted Mama to play with him and watch toonies with him.
He woke up twice soon after going to sleep that night, crying. He never does that. Was he scared?
I am hoping tomorrow is better. For both of us.
She wanted a photo of her looking down.
He wanted a photo by the ADT sign.
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