I'm not sure what he was thinking in this picture but it's probably pure excitement. He was dressed by 7 and had his backpack on at 7:30. I tried to explain that school didn't start until 8:30 but he was excited and ready to go. All good signs :)
I told him to turn to the side so I could get a shot of Thomas. I love this picture.
I was really concerned how he would react today so I've been mentally preparing him. We discussed what would happen several times so he knew I wasn't staying there. I walked him to his classroom, hung up his coat and helped with the hand washing. After 10 minutes, I decided it was time to go. I asked to have a hug. He hesitated at first but then gave me one of the best hugs ever. As I was walking out of the building, I lost it. The tears were rolling down and I was just trying to make it to the car before anyone saw me. I wish I wore my sunglasses. I can't believe we're to this point already. It makes me so sad, happy and proud of him. It's hard to explain until you've gone through it.
My morning flew by and before I knew it, pick up time was already here. As I was reaching for the handle to open the door, I heard a familiar cry. Yes, my baby was in the hallway crying but the teacher was right next to him. As soon as he saw me, he latched on. His teacher told me he got upset (aka crying) every time they switched rooms. H is the type of person who doesn't like surprises and doesn't just go with the flow. He needs time to think and adjust. As we were leaving the building, he said he didn't want to come back. Yikes again.
You know what the best cure is for a day like this? A lunch date with his favorite person . . . DADA. We had a nice pizza lunch and his world was sunny again. Later he told me he cried during music class while the other kids were singing and he didn't like to sing. I'm pretty sure it's because he didn't know the words yet.
What next? We'll try it again on Thursday. He told Ryan tonight, he was ready to go back again. Thank goodness. What a roller coast of emotions . . . for Harrison and me!