Tuesday, September 07, 2010

First Day

Today was the first day of school for Matthew, and first day of daycare for Emily. Huge, huge day for all of us.

Matthew's day was really just an hour of orientation, and we stayed with him. I was a bit worried about how he'd do, because he seemed a bit nervous about the whole thing, and last night he woke up with a bad dream and what can only be described as a panic attack at 11 pm. :( Poor little guy. But... he did *great*. It took him a while to warm up, and stuck to Daddy like glue... but when the hour was up, he didn't want to leave. So, the teacher suggested that he stay for the whole morning tomorrow to see how that goes. So far I really love the classroom  (after a minor mix-up about which room he should be in, which we got sorted out), he's in a class with all his little friends from Mimi's, and the teachers seem really great. 

Emily did amazingly well too. I dropped her off for the full day, knowing it would be a weird day with Matthew. Figured we might as well get right into the new routine. When I dropped her off, she seemed a bit confused but not unhappy at all, and when Matthew and I picked her up at the end of the day, she was all smiles. Mimi said she did great, never cried, went right to sleep at nap time with no problems, and ate all her lunch. Wow!!

The one thing I didn't expect from today was how much Matthew would miss his sister. He asked about her a few times: Was she still at Mimi's? Where was Emily again? When would she be coming home? And then around 4:30 he said "Mommy can we go get Emily now?" I asked if he missed his sister and he said he did. (I guess Mommy isn't as entertaining as she thought she was ;) haha)

In any event it seems -- so far -- that both kids like their new digs and will be comfortable there. Now Mommy just has to get used to the idea :)