I am getting better at the kindergarten drop-off. Full Speed is still doing awesome with it. He even does silly things to try to make me laugh (like putting his backpack on his head or doing a funny dance) as he walks towards the doors of school.
Even though it is going swimmingly, my heart still aches as I have to leave him there. Without realizing this morning, I inhaled sharply and let out a long, slow breath as I watched Full Speed get out of the truck.
T.Puzzle, who seems to have inherited some of my highly empathic genes, immediatlely asks, “What’s wrong, Mommy?”
It shocked me back into the present moment. I was stunned that my three year old picked up on this and a reminder that little eyes and ears are always watching.
“Oh, T.Puzzle, sometimes Mommy gets sad when I have to drop Full Speed at kindergarten. I miss him and I miss you while you are at school.”
“It’s okay, Mommy. Put on your happy face, okay?”
So, I did. Thanks, T.Puzzle.
- Preparing for Kindergarten (brighthub.com)