It has been a little rough transitioning into school. He went twice before the hurricane and then missed three school days while everyone (including us and the church) was waiting for power to come back on. So by the time he went back, it was like the first day all over again. His teachers tell me he has a great time with all the kids and music and crafts, but I would hardly know it from what I see. He panicks as soon as we drive into the parking lot and screams "mommy" until I pry him out of my arms to hand him over to his teacher. It is a traumatic experience for both of us; however, they tell me that he's fine shortly after I leave.
He is always fine when I pick him up although he asks "mommy too" for the rest of the day checking to make sure that I'm still going to be with him. I'm trying to stay focused that it's going to be a long term adjustment and that this is fairly normal so we need to stick it out a little longer and I'm sure he'll look forward to it. He's been bringing me his shoes and asking to go out at 8:30 am all summer so we felt it was a good time for him to have a more structured activity with other kids. And as you can imagine I have had no problem finding stuff to do while he is away and I find that the times flies and I never get all I want do done before I need to pick him up. He is such a big boy but still a baby in so many ways.