Every day, rain or shine, is begun outdoors. Hence top-to-toe water-proofs and wellies.
I had gone prepared to stay until 10am (Steiner schools allow parents to hang around, apart and quietly, for an easier transition. I took a crochet project to keep busy), after which they go inside for lunch. But they went off to the 'big' playground due to a lot of muddiness in front of the class, and she popped back with the teacher to grab a tool for digging.
Teacher suddenly suggested, "Are you ready to say bye to mummy?"
What, huh, now?
"Yes", was Miss 4's simple reply. With a smile.
So off I was sent after only 1/2 an hour, and with a mere peck on the cheek. After all, there was a sandpit!
From 8:20ish until 12:20pm, for three mornings. So a very gentle beginning for the children. I have 3 hours ahead, of ME time!! Woohoo! All those projects waiting!
And yet, I can't focus on anything. So here I am, just blogging, working through my own side of the transition... seemingly less smooth than the child's.
p.s, and for those laughing along with me on facebook, at the thought of ME embroidering, well, the results (free-hand and on difficult terry cloth mind you) are nothing to be ashamed about - held at a distance and squinting. But, that'll do me for fiddly thread work.