An hour later I got the call, she was doing great. She cried briefly, but now was sitting back and taking it all in....no tears. The director said she was not really interacting with the other tikes, instead just watching, but not crying.
15 minutes later I got another call from the director saying, that now she was definitely interacting and having a good time. I debated on whether to leave her for lunch, afterall I had packed a damn good luvch for her complete with pudding, oh the MDO teachers would have loved me. In the end I picked her up at 11:30am right before lunch, I missed her.
When I went in to get her they were coming back from playing in the temple or sanctuary, whatever Methodist people call their house of worship. They do this when it is a rainy day and they cannot go to the playground. I stood around the corner out of sight and watched her march in her line back to her classroom with a smile on her face. Then I watched her through the glass before we went in to get her. She was smiling and playing and having a good time.
When I walked in to pick her up this was our conversation....
"no, no mommy!" with a big grin
"mommy luuuuunch!" one of the teachers had just said it was time for lunch
"Hey baby, mommy missed you so much, did you have a good time?"
"mommy lunch!.........pay wit kidz"
"Yeah did you have a good time playing with the kids?"
"uh-huh, mommy luuuunch!"
"Yep we are going to go home and have lunch!"
"no, no mi-zit luuuunch!" pointing to the lunch table
"yeah next week you can stay for lunch, today we are going home kiddo!"
I would say she had a pretty good day! I on the other hand did not spend my morning productively. I sat with my phone in one hand and bubby in the other waiting for the call. The call that she was screaming her head off and missed me so much she could not and would not survive another second until I rushed right over to the Mother's day out building and rescued her. That call never came, but it did not stop me from sitting and waiting and worrying. Next week I promise to be more productive and do better!
Pictures from today:
Miss Priss getting ready for "school"
Can you see the attitude? I am in big trouble!
Loving her new "purse"
Showing off her school bag, lunch pail ensembleAnd of course the new bags for school, cost me a fortune!