thanks so much for all of your sweet comments on yesterday's post.
didn't mean to pull at the heart strings so much.:)
such good, good friends you all are.
ok, so today was better!
we tried to keep things mellow. not a lot of talk about school, no hype and no photos. funny as were loading up the car she said...."what about all the pictures"?:) she still asked us to drive slow. so i know her tummy was feeling off. but daddy in the backseat making up silly nursery rhymes is enough to keep anyone's mind occupied. (thank goodness he was home for us again today!)
as soon as i opened her car door and looked into her face i knew she was still sad and scared. i picked her up and her tears started to come. but this time, i was ready! this time i felt more in control of my own emotions so i could focus more on helping her.
i told her it was ok to cry and be sad and that it only meant she would miss us, but that she could still have fun and smile while she missed us. she walked in holding my hand, still feeling sad. she was really so brave when you think about it. we did our routine, fighting back some tears along the way, and found a quiet place to play. they were just getting ready to line up to go back to large group time which i think was just perfect for her. easing in that way, when she can sing a little and things are quiet for her to take them all in works so much better. dave held her hand as she walked half way down the hall then said "good bye, we love you and we always come back"!
we got our goodbyes this time and that made my heart so happy!
i could do this!
she could do this!
we were gonna be fine.
we were gonna be fine.
dave and i went to panera and the grocery store and i was sad, but i didn't cry like last time that's for sure. baby steps. it might even have been fun walking through those aisles.:) next time we are bringing a cooler to store the milk so we don't have to wander around for an hour and a half!:) maybe we can go somewhere else too!:)
we picked her up and she was all smiles.
may or may not have had something to do with the mini bag of m&m's she asked us to bring her from meijer. she talked non-stop about the new little friend she made, rachel, and even wanted to open the car door again to wave goodbye. "she sits with me where ever i go...i like her"!
i wanna touch her and smell her and look in her eyes.
all. day. long.
and it makes me do crazy things too...."you wanna ride your bike at noon when it feels like 98 outside...sure! anything to be together and make you smile!":)
she sure gets the love when her sisters come home too.
"how was aubrey's day at school"? is usually the first thing they ask me!
so we can certainly say that day two was better then day one.
and i guess really that's all you can ask for right?
have a happy day,