Clearly the week kicked my ass, hence no posting (and even worse, hardly any blog reading or Twitter tweeting). The Little One started school Monday morning, and it went smashingly well. I suppose it should have, given that she's been in a program since she was a toddler, and after a long boring summer at home she was hungry for playmates (her one friend down the street moved away, and most people we know traveled a lot so we didn't have many playdates or other social gatherings). She sat right down to playing and hardly even looked up as we each bent down to say goodbye.
We both admitted it felt a little weird to drive away without her, after the last month of her being with us constantly. But it was a great relief to realize that I don't have to feel as guilty now that she's of proper preschool age. Of course not all guilt is gone, as she's in after-care too. I hear that the mama guilt never really goes away no matter what you do. And once I arrived at my office, and soaked up the hours stretched before me of nothing to do but finally, FINALLY get some work done, I felt more than fine.
The week was crazybusy, but I didn't mind a bit, I was so happy to be back to our normal routine. The Little One adjusted well to her new class and school, loves her new teacher, and declares a new "best friend" every day. Our late days were a little harder on us, when she stays until 5 instead of the usual 3, but I know we'll soon get used to it and we really need a few days of longer working hours to get everything done. But she actually loved the "extra playtime" after naptime and even protested leaving at all when we picked her up on the first late day, much to our surprise.
We are now off to a celebratory end-of-the-week dinner out, where I intend to consume a large adult beverage or two and truly unwind for the first time in five days. I'm hoping to catch up on some blog reading over the weekend, so if I haven't visited yours in awhile please know I'll be coming by soon!
What about you? How did everyone's back-to-school week go?