Bunny, you did it.
You are (right now as of this writing) sitting in on your first day of preschool. I know, “silly mom” but seriously, this is a big deal. Last night, you were so excited but also incredibly worried.
“Mom? What if Ms. Prisby doesn’t give us our snacks and I’m hungry?”
“What if I eat all my snacks and am STILL hungry?”
“I don’t want my blanket to stay at the school. I want it to come home.”
“What if I get really dirty and have to wear my back up clothes and then the back up clothes get really dirty? Do I sit in dirty clothes?”
“Mom, about the snack thing…”
When we got to school, you were sad. You were pretty, pretty sad. You were very shy, which is understandable since there were so many other kids and parents and teachers and people milling about. Yet, you made your first friend. And it was heartwarming.
You were both shy. Ivy’s mom came over to introduce Ivy and you both hid behind us, not looking or saying anything to each other. But when Ivy turned around and you saw that sweet, sweet My Little Pony back pack, with a Rainbow Dash fob, you said “Hey, Rainbow Dash is my favorite.”
And like all new BFF’s, she said…”Me, too!”
You held hands getting into line. You talked about liking pink and sharing cubbies (we couldn’t have planned it but you and Ivy have neighboring cubbies.)
You might not be friends on Thursday, but you had a buddy today. We did our kiss, hug, mugga-mugga, high five, fist bump sequence, and I left. You went to circle-time, holding Ivy’s hand, and helping her get comfortable in the new classroom, even though I knew you were nervous, too.
Good job, kiddo. Good, good job.