I wanted to post an update about Madison's first day of preschool. It was a success! She strolled into that classroom, leaving her mom behind without a second glance--making her mom feel about as discarded as an old shoe!
I assured my daughter that "to be cast aside" can be a good thing. (My daughter was VERY attached to me when she was young, and the beginning of every school year was always tramatic for her.)
Madison came bounding out of school at lunchtime announcing "I had a good time!" Yes, it was a very good day!
We didn't learn much information about the school day from Madison, except that a child named "Sarah" told her to "get out of my house" whenever Madison tried to play in the housekeeping center with her. This unkind act got Sarah in trouble on the first day of school...
Tomorrow is a day of rest, then it's back to school on Thursday. I hope Maddie's enthusiasm lasts until then!