The deed is done. Emma is at school right now. Emma got pretty nervous today. As soon as we got out of the van and started to see how many kids were there (there are 950 at her school and probably half of them were walking in from the local neighborhood) she teared up. CG got to the school right when we did so they were able to walk in together but Emma still clung to me.
We got in the class and she teared up again. As soon as she started, I started welling up. I gave her a quick hug while the assistant took her, grabbed a tissue and headed out the door. I cried a bit walking down the hall with several other mothers. In fact, you could see a stream of parents walking the kids to class and the ones going back up the hall the other way were childless with tears. At least I wasn’t alone.
I had a little cry in the van and then Scott took me to Starbucks and made it all better. I’m trying not to think about the fact she might be upset but I know her teacher was very responsive to her. I actually saw her through the window when we were driving away and she was walking around the class holding the assistant’s hand.
Anyway, we’re making it. I can’t wait to hear about it this afternoon and see how she did. And of course I took some video this morning. *Jaynee is telling me she wasn’t crying when she left so I feel a bit better. You can link over to her post and see Emma in a few pics.