We survived our first week of all-day kindergarten (yep, that's right, 8:45am til 3:15pm, I'll get to that in a minute). We walked, well, I walked while Grace rode her scooter to her school. It took me an hour round trip, so we haven't walked again, but it was fun for the first day and perhaps every once in a while. On that first day's drop-off, I was totally expecting to cry at least a bit...but nothing (am I a heartless mom?). I was just so excited and happy for her to be in school, to start this new adventure.
And Clark has been such a trooper with this new transition. He's happy for Grace and loves to take her to and from school.
I thought I would love this all-day kindergarten (just for selfish reasons), but I decided that it's too much too early. I only get to see my little girl a few hours during the day, and she only has a few hours to play and be a kid. So much for a slow, ease into it transition. But luckily she likes school and her teacher. So far, so good.