Me: How do you feel about trying out preschool, Maeve?
Maeve: A little scared, and excited.
Me: What do you do when you feel a little scared?
Maeve: I be a little brave.
Me: Me, too.
She did just fine being dropped off - we were just planning to visit, but she really wanted to play, and I figured there was no time like the present, so we did a half-hour trial run. Apparently she cried just after I left, but then got right back to playing. And she didn't want to leave when I returned, despite being happy to see me, so that's generally considered to be a good sign.
How did I do? Well, I cried a little, too, but not until after I left, and only a little. So we were both a little brave yesterday. It'll be a different kettle of fish next week when we try it for 3 hours, but I know she'll have a lot of fun.
|Big girl, getting bigger.|