Wednesday, August 26, 2009
She picked out what she was going to wear & she was all smiles & excited as can be until we got into the classroom. There was quite a bit of commotion with parents everywhere & everybody trying to figure out what was going on. I think it was all a bit overwhelming for Sadie. When I gave her a hug goodbye, she held on for a looooong time. I don't think that my teary eyes were helping the situation at all. I could see in her face that she was not comfortable. Her lips were straight & tight like they were pulling down into a frown but she was trying to force them back up into a smile & they just met half way. Her eyes were open wide & she kept nodding her head but not saying a word when I'd ask if she was okay.
I took Claire down to the school basement where the PTA had donuts for the parents. I told Sadie that I'd come back up & check on her before we left. When we peeked back into her classroom & she made eye contact with me, I gave her a thumbs up & a wave goodbye. But she did not give me a thumbs up back. She started pouting & hid her face in her arms on her desk. Ooh, that did not feel good. But I think my hanging around was making it all worse, so Claire & I just took off.
When I put Claire back in the stroller to head home she asked, "Where's Sadie?" I wanted to just bawl my eyes out on the way home. Sadie is usually so independent & that helps me to get through these things. I wasn't prepared for her to be a little hesitant.
The day actually flew by & when we picked her up she was happy. She said her favorite part was recess. I guess this school thing may work out after all. :)