Yesterday was Olivia's first day of Nursery School and I am not going to lie, I am feeling upset about how it went down. She is 2-1/2 and started the 2-1/2 year old program at a local nursery school. She was so excited to "go to school." She even wore a dress and let me put a bow in her hair which she never does. Plus, she let me take photos of her looking all cute. Things were looking good.
Her dad and I dropped her off and she actually went right in the classroom and we quickly sneaked away. We ran into one of our friends whose son goes to the same school and she said Liv was playing nice at a table when she walked by her classroom. The hubs and I felt good about things. We returned 45 minutes later (classes are shorter in length until the kiddies get used to it) and the teachers were looking for us. This couldn't be good.
Apparently she was hysterical. We went upstairs and she was crying but I definitely wouldn't say hysterical. They obviously don't know her well, if she was hysterical you would have been able to hear her across the school and she would have been flailing on the floor. The teacher brought her to us and she calmed down. I tried to ask the teacher if she was like this the whole time and she was a bit short with me. Basically it was on and off but they were upset because she wouldn't let anyone console her. I got news for you ladies, she doesn't even let me console her. When she is upset she wants to be left alone.
So the plan of action for Thursday is that they are going to have me sit in a corner of the room and if she seems to be doing well I will sneak out. So we'll see how that goes. When I asked Liv why she was cried while in class she said she wanted to play with mommy and daddy which broke my heart just a little.
But I do have a confession I was really upset that she didn't do too well today. I took it personally and I thought the teachers were giving me attitude when I picked up and didn't really want to discuss it with me. And I was so nice about it. All I asked was "how bad was it?" and "was it the entire time?" Fair questions, right? I wasn't interrogating them like "what happened?" I also felt upset because she was the only in the class who was crying. I know I am being silly but I took today pretty hard, worse than her I am sure.
How were your kids when they first went to nursery school?? Am I the only one whose child had a slight issue? I know I am overreacting especially since it was the first time she was ever left somewhere without someone she knew but I cannot help it. Someone make me feel better! xoxo