Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Day by Day

Jake's first day at school went so well. He loved exploring his new classroom and meeting his new friends. And the playground is awesome. He came home talking about a book they had read about cats and cupcakes with sprinkles! Sounds like a good book...

Unfortunately, day 2 wasn't so great. Apparently he really missed me, cried for a long time, and slept through lunchtime. He was thrilled to see me when I picked him up and told me that he had missed me and cried. What a hard thing for a mama to hear.

Today is day 3, and we talked quite a bit about him missing me, and how that was okay, and how I would be picking him up after school. That seemed to help and he was excited to go back again today.

Changes are not easy, but we're all doing our best...

6 comments:

toriindenver said...

You are all so brave! My prayers are still with you. And I bet Jake is a lucky as I was to make new friends - remember Daybright? Oh to imagine we were once his size... love, tori

Pamela said...

these are hard, the days that they miss you so. fortunately, they get farther and farther apart as they find their own way.

love you, lee. <3 been thinking about you and your family so much.

Amy said...

So many emotional and heavy changes right now. Day by day, moment by moment...for everyone in your sweet family. <3

korin said...

Yes, day by day, moment by moment. You're in my thoughts constantly. I hope Jake has a good day today. xo xo

Elizabeth said...

Blog post in the NY Times this morning about back-to-school blues:
http://parenting.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/09/17/dealing-with-back-to-school-tears/

Jenn said...

You were all in my thoughts this weekend. I hope Jake has a great second week at school!