Rylie's 2nd day of school today wasn't as smooth as her first on Tuesday! This is quite a long story & really just for me to remember these little moments, so feel free to not read this!
Anyways, we were running a little late this morning, so we rushed on up there. They were finishing an art project so I tried to get Rylie to sit at the table & participate with putting Halloween stickers on the paper. She just clung to my leg & wouldn't even walk in! I went to hang her bag on the wall & she started crying. =( I tried to sit next to her at the table & she just climbed in my lap. She wanted nothing to do with the stickers! (gasp!) Finally I had to just hand her over to her teacher, Miss Bonnie. Then I stood outside her door & watched her for a moment (she cant see me on the other side). They did the morning snack & she didnt want any of it. I went home & came back an hour later to check on her. I looked through the door window in her room at all the kids sitting at the tables & was like "where's Rylie?!" Then I saw her off to the side, laying on the floor using her balled up blanket as a pillow, facing the wall & just sucking her thumb. =( It was the saddest thing ever! She was just laying so still. I've never seen her like that before! I knocked on the door & 1 of her teachers came out & said she pretty much cried all morning, didnt eat any of her morning snack & finally calmed down with her blanket & just wanted to chill on the floor. They were about to do lunch so they told her to come sit at the table & she started crying again. I felt so bad & just wanted to rush in there, hug her & make it all better. But I knew that would just make it worse for her when I left again. She finally sat at the table & stopped crying, but she wouldn't touch her lunch. I told them she's a very picky eater & so they got her some crackers & cheese. Finally she ate! I left again & called a few hours later to check in. They said it took her about 20 min to fall asleep at nap, but she finally did after they rubbed her back for awhile. I went to pick her up at 5 & David was actually able to meet me up there. So he finally got to see her classroom & meet her teachers. We watched her from the door for a little bit & she just sat at a table, holding her elephant lovey we bought especially for school naps & just watched everybody. She seemed a little more upbeat than she was this morning. When we walked in, she looked at us & took a minute to realize it really was her Mommy & Daddy! She said "Dadda!" and then ran to me, crying! She wouldn't let Daddy hold her! lol Poor girl was so tired & her eyes were really red. I hate that this is such a hard transition for her right now, but I know it's still for the best that she go to this school.
Sorry no pictures today! Tomorrow's Rylie's school Halloween party so you know me-there'll be lots of pictures from that! =)