Monday was the first official day of the school year for Lillian. She attended the preschool summer program and we are all so happy! I absolutely LOVE seeing all of the photos in my feeds from the first day of school. While a few moms have shared how tearful and fearful they feel, I have to share that neither Lillian nor Jesse and I shed a tear.
See, Lillian has been going to daycare since she was 8 months old and I can honestly say that she has grown so much and continues to thrive because of all of the wonderful experiences she has had outside of our house under the care of other adults who genuinely love her. We have been so fortunate to have great teachers and caregivers for her,
Having worked in schools for years, and following my mom's example, I truly know that the experiences Lillian will have at school are far better than I could ever provide. I mean, there's outdoor space, sand, trains galore, social interaction, art, dance-- everything.
It's been incredible to watch Lillian seamlessly adjust to preschool and I am proud of her. I miss her during the day and can't wait to pick her up. I am excited for her!! Really, watching her grow is one of the most incredible parts of parenting.
Good luck to all the parents and teachers out there!