I promise I'll only do the preschool blow-by-blow this first week. You will not have to read about Sabrina's entire career as a preschooler. It's just such a big deal! This morning we had more tears and a request to be left in the book nook with the purple lizard. In general, there was lot more crying from all the children today. It seemed like everywhere you looked someone was clinging to a parent and weeping.
While Sabrina was at school doing preschool things, I counted the minutes until pickup time. I wasn't even able to have some fun alone time with Cassandra because she was fast asleep. Instead I busied myself tidying and organizing Sabrina's room... it won't stay neat for long with the weekend coming up! I also delighted in little things around the house that are her doing, like a cluster of smiley face stickers in my study.
I got started on the school days book that I mentioned before. After going back and forth on what type of format I wanted (scrapbook, album, notebook, even considered starting a blog...) I settled on a classic desk planner. I love the simplicity of this Swedish one by Burde. Because school is only three days a week there's plenty of space for pictures and decorations. I got a star stamp so Sabrina can assign "stars" to her days, or simply have fun adding some stars to the pages. I plan to rip out all the pages that are irrelevant and that way the book won't get too bulky with the things we paste in.
I got to school early again. I had this awful vision of being late and Sabrina's searching eyes looking for me as her classmates get picked up. The children were in the playground and I could see Sabrina on the monkey bars , face to face with another girl, laughing and swinging her legs around. She was as pleased as I've ever seen her, and I could tell that at that moment she had everything she needed to be happy. What an amazing thing it is to see your child outside of yourself.