As you may well know Harry and Lottie started preschool this week. A day that we have been looking forward to and preparing for.
I was hoping that on the day there would be no tears.
Day one went really well (I stayed for it) and they loved it. Lots of drawing, playing and singing! The staff and the other children were very nice and the twins seemed to have a great time.
However day two was a little harder.
There were tears when I left them for an hour (to start the process of getting them used to me leaving). Lottie (who has always been clingy and suffered with separation anxiety) cried quite a bit when I left her. And when I got back to the school she had red and puffy eyes and looked really upset. The staff said she had been crying and they had tried to comfort and distract her.
Harry, on the other hand, thoroughly enjoyed it! No tears! Had a great time! Bless him.
I feel so sad and anxious about Lottie now. I hope so much that she enjoys it. I really don’t want to see her so upset.
It’s really hard.
So My captured moment is the photograph above. Lottie and I having cuddles and hugs at home afterwards.
Really hope she improves, and, over time gets to enjoy it. It is still very early days I realise that. Plus they have been so used to just being at home with me. But it breaks your heart seeing them so upset.
I hope that this doesn’t last forever.
‘My captured moment’ is the brilliant new linky by the lovely Heledd at Running in Lavender.
Go check it out!