This year, Hadley will be attending Mother's Day Out on Wednesday's from 9am-2pm at a church that I grew up going to. It will be just enough time for me to do a few things that are challenging with a toddler in tow, like running errands across town, doctors visits, or vacuuming... Ha!
We had a great start to our day this morning. Hadley slept in while I got up, showered, made her lunch, made our breakfast, got her dressed, packed her school bag, and then we posed for her First Day of School photo session!
Well no matter how smoothly you plan for your day to go, life isn't without it's surprises and hiccups. Daddy had a tire blow out on his way to work while we were getting ready, and then the tire jack collapsed while he was trying to change his tire, almost causing him to be crushed by his car!!! Luckily, he was not injured, but needed us to bring him a new shirt for work. Nothing like a little drama to start the school year, yikes!
I dropped Hadley off at 9AM, with only a few tears. She grabbed my shirt tightly once she realized I would be dropping her off for the day, but her teacher, Miss Denise, (who also has a daughter named Hadley) swooped in and distracted her with toys. She was not the only kid crying, either!
Once I got back in the car, I delivered Mason a new shirt, and then had about 4.5 hours left to kill. I had grand visions of all the things I would do with my free time, but as someone who is not used to free time, I found it a little difficult to be productive. I went to Joann's Fabrics, but lacked focus, so left empty handed. Then I went home and did some laundry, organized Hadley's closet, and picked up around the house. After a few other errands, it was already time to go pick up my sweet girl! Five hours flew by!!!
I actually got her about 20 minutes early, because I was anxious to see how her day went. Here was her "report card" for the day:
I'm hoping that each week she will become more comfortable with the routine and eventually won't have such anxiety about being left. As for the napping situation, she's pretty spoiled to a quiet nap in her crib with a fan going, sound machine blaring, and being rocked to sleep, so I'm not sure if she'll ever go down for them without any of those things to help her. We shall see.
The good news, however, is that she's nice and sleepy when I get her home, so more free time for me! :) Hooray! A Mom could get used to this! :)
Hadley, I know it was tough, but you had a great day on your FIRST ever First Day of School! We know you have many great things awaiting you in your future! We love you! XOXO
the places you'll go!
The worlds you will visit!
The friends you will know!"