I knew it could happen. I just didn't expect it after 7 months of Eliot entering the classroom every morning and yelling back happily: "Goodbye Mommy, I love you, have a great day."
Eliot, suddenly holding onto me at the door, not wanting to let me go.
"I want you to stay here with me."
But Mommies can't stay inside the classroom, they're not allowed. Only children. I wish I could stay here. It looks so fun and you're going to read stories..."
"I don't even know how to read. And look, there's an ant and I don't like ants."
Look at that table full of exciting projects which you'll be doing today.
"That's not my table. I'm at the red table."
Oh? Well, I'm sure you'll have an amazing day. Eliot's friend comes over and wonders: "Is she going to cry because she misses you?" Eliot nods vigorously. Oh no...
Brings back memories of what my Mom used to tell my little brother every morning after she dressed him up for kindergarten: "How cute you look. You'll see everybody is going to say how gorgeous you look." Inevitably, at the end of the day, he would inform her in a deep voice: "Nobody said I was gorgeous."
Are Moms, albeit lovingly, the first to set you up for a fall?