Well, we mustered up the courage and did it. Yes, yesterday was C's first day of daycare.
It was actually uncanny how quickly she acclimated to daycare life. When we arrived, all the little kids were sitting in mini chairs around a table for "circle time." They each drew on sheets of paper that had monkeys and elephants on them.
"I like monkeys," one read. "I like elephants," read another.
And C joined right in.
In fact, it was Ian and I who were getting choked up. The daycare owner had told us not to linger, that it would be hard on the child if her parents stuck around. But we couldn't help but linger a little bit, just to watch our little C mingle with the other toddlers.
She even comforted a little girl who was crying by patting her on the shoulder. Shouldn't that have been the other way around?
It was clear she was just fine. Her parents, however, needed a few moments to adjust.