First of all, I want to thank all of you who reached out to offer your support when we had a no good, very bad 1st day of preschool. Family, friends, and perfect strangers left notes of encouragement on the blog, fb, and texts showing that they are standing with us. I can't express how much I really appreciate that. Friends who have been here with their children (with and without a disability) reminded me how this is truly a shared experience and that letting go is hard but we all survive and are better for it. I've received messages from people who are wondering how it went today. People who care about our little preschooler and who have been waiting patiently for an update.
Yesterday I had a good conversation with her lead teacher and we came up with a plan. I learned that she really did have a good day up until they went outside and she overheated. As our high temp is 98 degrees today and they would not be going outside, we didn't have to implement Plan B, C, D, or E.
I didn't stay for more than a few minutes when I dropped her off. She was happy to be there and I was happy to slip out the door unseen. As planned, I arrived early (just 15 minutes) and peeked through the door to the gross motor play room where her class was playing. What I found was a happy, active girl who was having the time of her life. Her brother, sister, and I waited in the hall for class to end. She caught me lifting Alexander up so he could see through the window, so we went in to say hi.