So my sweet girl started day care about a month ago, and the transition has been rough... to put it mildly. I love her teachers and someone from the school updates me with pictures and emails a few times during the week. They are going above and beyond to get her settled in and so far this week, she has been doing much better.
My son was the same way when he started, which was also around this same age. (19-20 months) He would cry and scream and I just felt horrible. But now he LOVES school, he ASKED me to put him into after-care, and he is super social. So I know that this too shall pass.
Mila recently had her very first picture day. I had two cute dresses I let her choose from. She looked at them both, said, "No, momma!" and proceeded to go to her drawers and pick out a shirt and jean skirt. I told her she was getting her pictures taken today and I thought she might want to wear a dress. She shook her head no and handed me her outfit. So I put her in it and told her how pretty she looked and what a good job she did picking her own clothes. That even got me a twirl. (baby girl loves to do a good twirl) If you have read some of my other posts, you know I don't care much about what my kids wear. I like that she felt fantastic in what she chose.
She picked out her socks and shoes, and out the door we went. But first I told her we were going to practice for picture day, so I had her sit on her chair and say, "Cheese!" She nailed it. I was prepared for one super cute first school picture. I dropped her off and told her teachers how she would always smile if you asked her to say cheese...
|She nailed her practice picture before school!|
Well, on Monday we got the proofs. My husband texted me a picture as soon as he saw it. I felt horrible seeing her sweet, sad face... but at the same time, I just could not stop laughing. I was crying at work... that's how hard I was laughing.
|Here are the 4 pictures we got to choose from, it's basically the anatomy of a toddler breakdown.|
I decided to leave you with some smiling pictures of my sweet girl, since I couldn't bring myself to end a post with that pathetic, sad face!