Today was Sabrina's first real day at preschool. Separation anxiety set in for the whole family starting first thing in the morning and nobody had an appetite for breakfast. Then there were tears when it came time to say goodbye and for a little while I was crazy stalking mom going around the building to peek in through the classroom window. Then Patrick and I sat at a nearby coffee shop talking about Sabrina and waiting for pick up time. We were the first ones outside the door, 15 minutes early.
But all's well that ends well. We got a lovely report from the teachers and, after a long nap, from Sabrina too.
the bicycle room
the little room
She fluttered from topic to topic and she's still talking about it upstairs with Patrick as I write.
Of course we spoiled her for the rest for the day. We showered her with a lollipop, flowers, a new book (D.W.'s Guide to Preschool) and the Ashley Goldberg print. She got her favorite dinner (pasta and meat sauce) and raspberry sherbet with a sugar cone for desert. She stayed up late and we read twice the number of books we usually do. If we can keep up this level of coddling I think she'll be ok with staying in preschool!