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Day Four…

Ugh…today was hard…the kind that make you realize parenting is hard…and new seasons are hard on everybody…

It started well…Holden came into our room in the morning, and was excited about preschool, he still said he was going to cry a little, but he was excited to go…hmm during breakfast he starts saying he wants to stay home…and then come the tears…

It was nearly impossible for me to load him up and take him, my heart broke, I want him to LOVE preschool and want to go…when I pick him up he is so excited to have gone…but this is not a scene I want every morning! So with two crying boys I headed to the school…he was fine in the car…when we got there he was excited we had time for the park…BUT when he got out of the car the tears and clinginess was back…we sat on a park bench and I held him and I held Daniel and we waited for school…in the classroom he was fine until I said goodbye then the tears started again…

Ms. Danica, assured me he would be fine, and if not she would call me…SO I headed out, put on my sunglasses and shed some of my own tears…I called Tom, cried to him, and called my own dad…who told me this is part of parenthood…I told both men, to try dropping Holden off crying and see how well they did! My dad couldn’t do it, and I am not sure if Tom could…it stunk! But I knew they would call if he needed me…I love his teachers…they love the kids, and they are not going to keep a child there who doesn’t want to be there…

So I spent the 2 hours waiting for the phone call and feeling like the worst mother in the world! BUT when I went to pick him up he was in circle time(a good thing:-)) and he ran right up to me and said, “Mommy I had a GREAT time at preschool!” The teachers said 5 seconds after I left the tears were gone and the fun began…so maybe the tears are just for me?

We waved goodbye, Holden blew kisses and away we went…I hope this is the worst! But we will see how next week goes!

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  • September 5, 2009 - 2:57 am

    Staci - It's soooooo hard! Last year Brody was still clinging to my leg the LAST day of class! He did fine as soon as I left…but that made it so hard to leave!ReplyCancel

  • September 6, 2009 - 4:02 am

    Amanda Lomonaco - Hey lady, that is hard…but just as an encouragement, my kids went through that for awhile in Sunday school. They would cry when I left, I would check back and minutes later they would be fine. Happy. Now they don't cry at all. I think that it is a totally normal thing that all kids go through! And you are not and shouldn't feel like the worst mother in the world.ReplyCancel

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