I have no doubt that she will love it, even if there are a couple bumps in the beginning. She is a social butterfly and will love all the new toys and activities for sure.
As I prepare to watch her take her steps forward it also reminds me to take a step back. My daughter is brave and tough, loving and smart. It is me who needs the reminder that she's got this, haha!
From other parents I have talked to they agree that it is usually us that have the struggle, not the kids. It is the adults that create the anxiety or make this first step of independence and change a big deal. Kids, especially this age, are used to new situations because they have had a thousand of them the first couple years of life. Everything is a new situation.
Today I vow to try to see this from my daughter's perspective. It is not the "loss" of my "baby" by any means but an expansion of her world and experiences. It is an exciting adventure!
I'm grateful for the wonderful staff at my daughter's school. I'm grateful we were able to go preview the room and toys last week. I'm grateful for this new experience and to be reminded that at her age a new experience is common. I'm grateful for all my parent friends that I can share a laugh with over my first day jitters. And I'm grateful to know it will go well. I'm grateful to have done a few preparatory things last night so that we will not be rushed this morning, such as pre-making breakfast and picking out her outfit. Most of all, I'm so grateful for this amazing child!
At what age did you start settling into routine? What is your favorite thing about new adventures and change?
May today remind us that new experiences are a gift. May we open ourselves to new experiences. Have a beautiful day!